Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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Opportunities are available for undergraduate students to spend part of the summer working side-by-side with researchers at universities in the U.S. and abroad.

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Allyson Tant, Program and Operations Manager, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 

It’s not too early for your Georgia Tech student to be thinking about plans for summer! Opportunities are available for undergraduate students to spend part of the summer working side-by-side with researchers at universities in the U.S. and abroad. Students are able to gain valuable experience in full-time research with a cohort of students from universities across the country and are able to not only participate in exciting research projects but also experience the research culture at another university. 

Opportunities are available in programs for all majors. The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsors programs from Alabama to Washington. Other programs are sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NASA, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Energy, the Mayo Clinic, the Department of Defense, among others. International programs are available either through the NSF or other international organizations or universities. Most domestic programs provide the participating student with a stipend, housing allowance and some travel assistance. Many programs label their summer research as an “internship” so don’t forget to include those opportunities in a search. 

Georgia Tech has some great on campus opportunities for summer research. One of those is the SURE program which was founded in 1992 by Gary May, former dean of the College of Engineering. The program is 10 weeks in length for approximately 30 to 40 students of at least a junior-level with research projects located in the colleges of Computing, Engineering and Sciences. 

The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors will help you to apply for summer research experiences. Stop by ambassador office hours on Monday and Tuesday from 4 - 5 p.m. in the Clough Lounge (205Q) for more assistance. 

Don’t forget that another great research opportunity for the summer is President’s Undergraduate Research Awards. The deadline for summer applications is February 27, 2020. 

Most Summer REU programs have deadlines in early to late February. Many use rolling admission, so apply early and often! Visit www.urop.gatech.edu/summer-researchfor additional information and links to programs. 

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