It is expected that graduate students conduct research in order to earn their degrees, but at Illinois Tech’s College of Science undergraduate students have plenty of opportunities to conduct research as well. 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.
Undergraduate Summer Research Stipends
The College of Science 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 helps 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 Science 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.