Undergraduate Research

Become part of our vibrant community.


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.


of our undergraduates participate in groundbreaking research


interdisciplinary research projects ongoing every semester


laboratories, research centers, and institutes across campus

Questions about Undergraduate Research?

We are here for you even if we cannot meet in person. For assistance or questions on undergraduate research, call the Engineering Undergraduate Research hotline: 217-244-9995. You can also ask for an appointment to meet via Zoom by emailing engr-ugr@illinois.edu.

For RSOs interested in hosting workshops for your members, please email engr-ugr@illinois.edu with the subject heading: Workshop Request. Some topics for workshops include, but not limited to: exploring undergraduate research, creating effective posters, finding and making the most of research opportunities.

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