I am currently in a community college that just turned state this year. They have absolutely no physics research for me to observe or participate in, but I want to start getting experience asap. I'd rather not wait until I finish my AA to do so, but I just cannot find anything in my area. I talked to our head honor's advisor, the head of our physics department, and the head of our career services center at our college. The best advice I had gotten was to apply to a co-op for the local hospital and get involved with their nuclear med department. However, I know this is nowhere near optimal, plus since my field is not involved in the med field, I am not even sure they will take me. I also tried to speak with some professors at the nearest university to no avail. They basically all told me they were either already full with students from their own college, or to see them if I ever decide to go to their college down the road (which does me no good now of course). At this point, I am just out of ideas. I'm not sure if someone else may have run into a similar situation and was able to find something they could get involved in online, or other nationwide resources that I could try to connect with. Either way, I'm open to anything that anyone can suggest at this point.