Undergraduate students at the UW–Madison have the rare opportunity to work directly with faculty and staff who are on the cutting edge of clean energy research, and to learn by doing in laboratories all across campus.
Researchers on campus generally do not advertise openings for undergraduates (with the occasional exception of the UW Student Job Center) but the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has this useful set of tips for finding and contacting potential research mentors.
We also encourage students interested in energy research to find potential research mentors on our energy experts list, which includes over 100 faculty and scientists who conduct energy-related research at UW–Madison.
Additionally, the Office of the Provost lists a number of undergraduate research programs on campus. Of particular interest are the Undergraduate Research Scholars (Freshman and Sophomore level), Hilldale/Holstrom Scholarships (Junior and Senior Level), and Honors Programs.