The faculty in physics and astronomy generally offer summer research opportunities to F&M students. For more information about projects and availability, please contact the individual faculty members.
The National Science Foundation sponsors research opportunities for undergraduates through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. These are summer positions at designated REU sites, and you would apply directly to a particular site. Here is a description of the REU program:
The National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation" at numerous institutions, both domestic and international. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
More information about REU opportunities can be found at this web site: