Undergraduate Research

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.

Learn more about ECE research groups.

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.

Selected Ongoing Projects

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Caitlin: ANDESITE

Joseph: Solar Power Systems Maintenance

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Juha: Digital Audio

Luke: Gesture-Based Authentication

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Marissa: Self-Cleaning Solar Panels

Shawn

Shawn: Synthetic Biology

 


Past Projects

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Connor: Visible Lighting Communication (VLC)

Vinny: Mirror Control System

Vinny: Mirror Control System

Allison

Allison: Interferometric Biosensing

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Ashley: High-Tech Tools and Toys

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Elena: Controllable Light for Humanity

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Geoff: Smart Lighting Data Networks

Genny: Space Instrumentation

Genny: Space Instrumentation

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Janoo: DNA Assembly and Synthetic Biology

Wave-Plasma Interactions

John: Wave-Plasma Interactions

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Kam: Gesture-Based Identification

Kangping: Plasma Science

Kangping: Plasma Science

Monique: Biotechnology

Monique: Biotechnology

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Samir: Graphene – The Future of Electronics

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Travis: Inter-Vehicular Communication