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Undergraduate Research

The Council for Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research as “…the inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate in collaboration with a faculty mentor that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.”

Involving yourself in undergraduate research adds a dimension to your university experience that will better prepare you for your future. As a researcher, whether in the lab or field, you will find discovery, challenges, and learn problem-solving skills beyond those you develop in the classroom or teaching laboratory. As an investigator you will learn to work independently as well as part of a team. You will improve both your oral and written communication skills. You will be a better candidate for whatever is the next step in your future.

In the field of computing, some projects are theoretical, which involve developing and analyzing new algorithms and techniques. Other projects are more applied, which involve experiments, design, implementation and testing.

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Department Opportunities

University Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

Summer research programs at universities are akin to summer internships in industry in that they provide undergraduates the opportunity to gain experience, but in a research and graduate school-simulated setting.

In addition to the research experience, most summer programs include field trips, tours, meals, GRE prep classes and special speaker seminars. Most summer research programs are paid (average ~$5,000), range 9-11 weeks in duration and may include housing and travel reimbursements.

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