Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Karen Harwell, Ph.D.
Director, Undergraduate Research
It's not too early for your Georgia Tech student to be thinking about his/her plans for summer - especially if they involve research. Opportunities are available now for undergraduate students to spend part of the summer working side-by-side with researchers at various universities in the U.S. and abroad. Through these programs, students gain valuable experience in full-time research with a cohort of students from universities across the country - giving them a practical and cultural appreciation for research programs at peer universities. Undergraduate research enables students to learn how to investigate challenging questions and solve open-ended problems. Such experiences definitely strengthen a student's resume and lead to the development of unique career opportunities.
Research opportunities are available in programs for all majors, and The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsors programs across the country. Programs are also sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NASA, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Mayo Clinic, and many others. International research programs are available either through the NSF or other international organizations or universities. Deadlines for Undergraduate Research summer programs are coming soon in January and February 2009. Many research programs implement rolling admission; we encourage students to apply early and often.
Click here for additional information on summer research programs.