Student Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Studies  Graduate-Studies

Center of Energy and Sustainability (CEaS)

The Center involves 9 faculty members from eight interdisciplinary departments at Cal State LA who lead efforts in 3 research thrust areas. Several projects address short-term mitigations of current energy concerns, while some projects address long-term goals of moving away from carbon-based energy dependence.

PREM: A Partnership Between CSULA and the Center for Nanoscale Science at Penn State, an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)​ 

The CSULA-PSU PREM is a synergistic and interdisciplinary approach to carrying out materials science and engineering research and education activities.  Oscar Bernal (CSULA) and Vincent Crespi (PSU), along with 10 CSULA and 7 PSU scientists and engineers with backgrounds in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering are work collaboratively focusing on fundamental research projects in materials science and engineering.

Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Programs

The mission of the Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Programs at California State University, Los Angeles is to make available to the American scientific research enterprise the creativity and intellectual talents of minority group members.

NASA Data Intensive Research and Education Center (DIRECT) for STEM

The NASA DIRECT-STEM Program has an overarching goal of recruiting highly competitive, historically under-represented students, giving them direct NASA research experience in scientific computing and data analysis, and inspiring them to become future leaders in STEM-related professions.