Undergraduate Opportunities

Make your mark

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. You can start researching as early as your first year. Your work, with faculty who are leaders in their fields, will help answer society’s toughest questions. Build valuable skills, work alongside engineering leaders, and change the world even before you graduate. That’s what we do at Illinois.


of our undergraduates participate
in groundbreaking research


interdisciplinary research projects
ongoing every semester


laboratories, research centers, and
institutes across campus

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

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

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.


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