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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Fellows (URF)

University-wide, starts freshman year

$500/semester to participate in undergraduate research

Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunities (URCO) Grants1

One semester of paid research experience

Applications due June 15th (Fall), Oct 15th (Spring), Feb 15th (Summer)

Engineering Undergraduate Research Program (EURP)2

College of Engineering, Starts junior year. Must be in the professional program

Three semesters of paid research experience

Spring applications due April 20th (Fall apps expected around Nov)

Many professors also accept undergraduate research assistants outside of these programs.

To find an advisor:

  • See department web pages for list of faculty and their research interests
  • Find one you’re interested in and email to set up a meeting
  • Don’t spam them all at once – it looks like you don’t care about the subject
  • Even if they don’t have space in their lab, they’re probably happy to discuss their research

More Info: [1]  [2] Engineering Undergraduate Research Program