Illinois Tech’s College of Computing offers research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students alike. Whether it's through a summer stipend, a Research Experience for Undergraduates grant from the National Science Foundation, or internships, undergraduates can find themselves on the cutting edge of research. Funding support through grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Air Force, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Security Agency, and other entities gives graduate students access to research opportunities in a variety of computational fields.
Summer Research Opportunities
Summer research opportunities allow you to work alongside faculty and graduate students on fascinating projects. Conducting research early in your academic career can be an important step in determining whether to pursue graduate school or a career in either academia or industry. Research experience can enhance your educational experience and fulfill your intellectual curiosity.
Illinois Tech offers four- and eight-week summer research opportunities in engineering, science, and business. As an Illinois Tech student, you do not need to fill out the formal application; simply verify with your academic adviser that the research opportunity you would like to pursue fits into your degree plan. If admitted to the research opportunity, the faculty member will provide you with instructions for registering.
Questions about summer research opportunities? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.567.3849.
Undergraduate Summer Research Stipends
The College of Computing believes that engaging undergraduates in research will enrich their experience at Illinois Tech by allowing them to explore their interests, solve problems, advance their knowledge, and prepare for the next step—whether graduate school, medical school, or the workplace.
Each summer, selected students are offered a $5,000 stipend to spend 10 weeks in a lab to conduct research with an Illinois Tech faculty member. Undergraduates often find themselves working side-by-side with graduate and postdoctoral students in the lab.
Summer research stipend experiences help undergraduates to discover a purpose for their disciplinary knowledge and capabilities, and to better envision a fulfilling professional or academic career.
For more information, contact Xiaofan Li, College of Computing senior associate dean, at email@example.com.
Research at Illinois Tech
Learn more about student research at Illinois Tech, including research opportunities available for all students across the university.