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Undergraduate research programs and funding

Students are strongly encouraged to pursue undergraduate research opportunities before completing their degrees.

Undergraduate research opportunities fall into two categories: part-time during the academic year and full-time summer programs. Students often earn credit for research during the academic year while summer programs are more often funded and usually include an academic component focused on pursuing graduate school.

Interested in research opportunities?

It is strongly recommended that students getting started exploring research opportunities first attend an Undergraduate Research Program Information session.

UW Undergraduate Research Program

The UW Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is an excellent resource for learning about undergraduate research opportunities. URP offers:

  • Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Workshops and courses
  • Information on summer programs
  • Individual advising

Departmental research links

Each engineering department provides guidance to students about getting involved in research. Contact the department undergraduate advisers for advice on finding a research project.

Learn more about research in each department:

Other engineering research programs

Related topics

Research Labs & Centers