Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students who want to experience research as an undergraduate may arrange research projects independently with individual faculty members or through their classes. For more information, go to Research Opportunities for Undergraduates.

Student Research and Engagement in the College of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion provides opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in research or academically focused enrichment programs. The experience empowers students to better conceptualize course material in the classroom and determine areas of interest and to explore career paths.

Engineering Career Resources and Employer Relations provides the opportunity for students to seek undergraduate research experiences. These include research projects in engineering at Penn State, projects at other universities, or research internships at Penn State's Applied Research Lab, in industry, or with national laboratories.

Students in the Schreyer Honors College, Millennium Scholars program, or in Engineering Science and Mechanics will have the opportunity to conduct research as part of their thesis.

There are research centers at the university, college, and department levels that may offer options for undergraduate students to participate in research projects. Look to College centers and institutes for opportunities that may interest you.