Undergraduate Research


More than 50% of undergrads do research in Engineering at Illinois

Undergraduate research opportunities abound with 2,000+ interdisciplinary research projects. You can participate in this groundbreaking research in the 60+ laboratories, research centers, and institutes across campus. Build valuable skills, work alongside engineering leaders, and change the world even before you graduate.

Research at Illinois affects the world. The LED. Electronic tattoos. A supercomputer. And as an undergraduate, you can be a part of this kind of discovery.

Did you know you can start researching as early as freshman year? Your work, with faculty who are leaders in their fields, will help answer society’s toughest questions. That’s what we do at Illinois.

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Unsure where to start? It's never too early, or too late. We can help answer all your questions.

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Engineering at Illinois Research Programs

Through the Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Program (ISUR) and Promoting Undergraduate Research in Engineering (PURE), the College has the support system in place for you to be successful in research.

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Research Internships

Engineering at Illinois has a wide network of universities and labs to help you find the right fit for a research internship.

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Summer Research

Whether on campus or off, you'll be able to find the right research project for your interest and summer is a great time to make a difference.

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