Student Research Opportunities

College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Research Program

The College of Science and Engineering sponsors a summer research program where you can get paid to do research with professors in your department or other departments. There is a showcase of the work, opportunities to give talks and an undergraduate journal. Check out all those opportunities at the link above.

Summer REU Opportunities

Listed here are selected undergraduate research opportunities for the summer of 2021. For more information on other REUs, please see the links listed at the bottom of the page. You may also get a list of available programs that may not be listed below here


Stevens Institute of Technology, REU

Interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates in Sustainable Energy and Bioengineering

June 7-July 30, 2021

The GREEN Program, sites in Iceland, Japan, Peru, and Nepal

Sustainability Program Descriptions  Deadlines: rolling


Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics

Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics  Deadlines: March 15, 2021 

NASA Interns, Fellows & Scholars: Internship Opportunities

OSSI  Deadlines: variable


Univeristy of Arizona, NSF REU

CAT Vehicle  Deadline: Feb 28, 2021 

Clemson University, SURE

Solid State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, & Magnetics Technology Deadline: March 5, 2021


Old Dominion University (Virginia), NSF REU

Multidisciplinary Cybersecurity  Deadline: February 26, 2021


University of Arizona, REU

Cognitive, High Frequencey, and Advanced Telecommunications  Deadline: March 19, 2021


University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering

Nanotechnology Research  Deadline: March 16, 2021


University of Tennessee, CURENT Engineering Research Center

Power Systems & Power Electronics  Deadline: March 19, 2021 

Oakland University (Michigan), UnCoRe Undergraduate Computer Research

Cyberspace Security  Deadline: February 28, 2021 

Washington University in St Louis, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Various topics  Deadline: February 15, 2021


Cornell University, LSAMP

Various research  Deadline: February 15, 2021

*Participants of CU LSAMP REU must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander* 


Vanderbilt University

Nanoscience  Deadline: February 15, 2021


University of Maine

Various Research Topics  Deadline: February 28, 2021


Big 10 Academic Alliance Summer Research

Various Research Topics  Deadline: February 11, 2021 

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering

Computational Sensing & Medical Robotics  Deadline: February 21, 2021


University of Washington

Summer Research Programs  Deadline: Varies


University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Earth Observation Laboratory in Boulder, CO

Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research  Deadline: varies

Opportunities for summer research around the United States are listed at these websites and can be searched by university, deadline date, and type of research:


University of Rochester Summer REU 

National Science Foundation Research Experience  Deadline: February 7, 2021


Penn State Drawdown Scholars Program

Drawdown Scholars Program University Park Campus Deadline: February 15, 2021

Updates will be made here

Penn State's COVID-19 Response


Undergraduate Research Experience on the Internet of Things (IoT), University of Central Florida

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates on the Internet of Things Deadline: March 5, 2021