Undergraduate Research Opportunities

ASSIST offer two main undergraduate research opportunities:

  1. The academic term undergraduate Research Fellows Program (Academic Term) offers research opportunities for ASSIST undergraduate students. The program is open to any student who is majoring in an engineering-related field at one of ASSIST’s partnering institutions.
  2. The Summer REU program offers research opportunities for domestic undergraduates from institutions outside of the ASSIST center. The program is open to any student who is majoring in a science or engineering-related field.
Research Experience for Undergraduates

Research Fellows Program (Academic Term)

The academic term undergraduate Research Fellows Program offers research opportunities for ASSIST undergraduate students. The program is open to any student who is majoring in an engineering-related field at one of ASSIST’s partnering institutions.

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For any questions regarding the Research Fellows Program, please contact Dr. Elena Veety.

This is a semester-long experience in which students will be partnered with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project related to one of the ASSIST center’s primary focus areas. At the end of the program, students are expected to present their work at a student symposium, conference, or similar event.

This is a semester-long experience in which students will be partnered with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project related to one of the ASSIST center’s primary focus areas. At the end of the program, students are expected to present their work at a student symposium, conference, or similar event.

Application

The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program is currently closed. It is anticipated that awards will be announced in October. If you have any questions about your application or letter of recommendation please feel free to Dr. Elena Veety.

Please note the application form requires that you submit:

  1. Official or unofficial transcript
  2. The name and e-mail address of at least one professor, faculty member, or other individual who can vouch for your academic merits and has agreed to provide a recommendation

For any questions regarding undergraduate research, please contact Dr. Elena Veety.

Deadline

This is a continuing program with no fixed deadlines. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and qualified applicants will be accepted as positions become available.

Additional Resource Opportunities

Additional undergraduate research opportunities may be available for domestic students in the College of Engineering.  Please contact Dr. Elena Veety regarding availability of positions.NOTE: It is recommended that students have prior support from a faculty member in whose lab they wish to work. 

Summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

The summer REU program offers research opportunities for domestic undergraduates from institutions outside of the ASSIST center. The program is open to any student who is majoring in a science or engineering-related field.

REU students will be immersed in a 10-week intensive research experience at one of ASSIST’s partner institutions where they will experience the various aspects of university research.  Students will be partnered with a faculty mentor based on their interests, they will conduct a research project, and they will present their work at a student symposium at the end of the summer.

Apply Today

For any questions regarding the summer REU program, please contact Dr. Elena Veety.

REU students will be immersed in a 10-week intensive research experience at one of ASSIST’s partner institutions where they will experience the various aspects of university research.  Students will be partnered with a faculty mentor based on their interests, they will conduct a research project, and they will present their work at a student symposium at the end of the summer.

The Summer REU program runs from May 28, 2019 until August 2, 2019.

Students will receive a $4,000 stipend, on-campus room and board, and up to $500 for travel reimbursement for those students coming from outside of a 50 mile radius of the host university.

Admission Requirements

The program is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents only.  Women, members of under-represented minority populations, and students from institutions that do not have strong STEM research programs are encouraged to apply.

Application

Please note the application form requires that you submit:

  • One-page resume
  • Official or unofficial transcript
  • Letter of interest indicating an understanding of the ASSIST mission and system, and your future goals; you should link how past experiences and this research opportunity would help you obtain those goals
  • The name and e-mail address of at least two professors, faculty members, or other individuals who can vouch for your academic merits and has agreed to provide a recommendation

Deadline

The application deadline for Summer 2018 was February 15, 2019. The 2020 application deadline will be announced soon. For any questions regarding the summer REU program, please contact Dr. Elena Veety.