ECE students at all levels are involved in research projects with faculty and graduate students. During the academic year, the typical student will work from 6 to 10 hours per week in addition to the regular course load. During the summer semester, most students work full time at 35 to 40 hours per week.
Many students work as lab volunteers, particularly during the school year, but others are paid an hourly stipend from grants, the Engineering SURF* program, or the all-university UROP program. During the summer, full-time research students are given paid internships. Free summer housing is often available via the ENG-Alumni funded STARS* program.
How can you become involved in research? That’s easy! Talk to your faculty adviser or any of the ECE professors teaching your classes. These professors will help you assess your set of skills and suggest good matches to ongoing research projects. To learn more about the types of projects involving undergraduates, click on any of the picture links below.