Undergraduate research

In the College of Engineering, over 60% of undergraduate students take advantage of the opportunity to work alongside leading faculty researchers on pioneering projects. This involvement helps students develop technical skills in a collaborative environment, which is critical in engineering. Research can help younger students explore different fields to determine what interests them the most. For upperclassmen, research can lead to deeper graduate work. Through these experiences, the College of Engineering prepares students to become leaders in technical endeavors.

The College of Engineering teaches students about technological innovation through project courses and undergraduate research opportunities. Student research, whether as part of the College of Engineering Senior Honors Research program, faculty-led research, or an individual project, is highly valued and can enhance career opportunities.

Students should contact faculty individually to investigate these opportunities. They can also find research opportunities through their academic departments.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Each summer, the National Science Foundation funds Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) that universities or institutions across the world are offering. An REU is an opportunity for a student to engage in research at a university or institution different from the school she/he is currently enrolled. This provides a new perspective and working environment, which can enrich a student's learning and experience. Applications are typically due in January of each year. Find more out about REUs or discover additional research opportunities.