Conducting research with a faculty advisor is one of the greatest ways to experience physics. Getting some experience with an experimental research group is particularly important if you are thinking of going into industry and is a helpful part of a grad school application. But most important, it is the best way to find out what you really like about doing physics, something you don’t necessarily get from classes. So start early! Some groups only hire first & second year students. Few have any course requirements. Below is a list of faculty and staff that hire undergraduate students to work in laboratories and/or do theoretical calculations. You can also find more about other research in and around the department. Talk with an advisor and students in the physics club to learn how to go about finding a research position. Taking Physics 301 Spring of your 2nd year is a good way to meet more faculty and find out what they’re doing.