Undergraduate Opportunities


of our undergraduates participate
in groundbreaking research


interdisciplinary research projects
ongoing every semester

laboratories, research centers, and
institutes across campus

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Explore Research Options

Illinois is one of the best research universities in the world. Each semester, there are 2,000+ projects taking place. We want to help you find an experience that fits your goals. How will you do the impossible?

Get Involved

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Earn Credit for Your Work

Conducting research as an undergraduate can count toward your requirements for graduation. Of course, that's in addition to the extremely valuable experience of working in a lab alongside the very best in the world.

Earn Course Credit

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College Support

We are here to guide you every step of the way, and we'll never leave you to manage on your own. Programs in Engineering offer support and resources for you to be successful in your research endeavors.

About College Programs

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Making it Affordable

Even as an undergraduate student, there is money available for you to participate in research. In many cases, there are even opportunities for you to travel to other parts of the world to do your work.

Funding Opportunities

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Research Internships

There is a large network of research internship opportunities, both on- and off-campus. Learn from professionals in academics or industry about the specific research you're interested in.

Find an Internship

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) are offered by different universities, institutions, and agencies nationwide. These experiences give you the opportunity to actively participate in research and work with faculty and researchers on ongoing research projects.

More About REUs

Undergraduate Research Contacts

Natasha Mamaril, PhD
Associate Director for Undergraduate Research

3278 Digital Computer Lab
1304 W Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Email: engr-ugr@illinois.edu