The University of Texas at Dallas

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science


Summer Undergraduate Research (REUs)

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The opportunities listed may have been forwarded to UTD from other institutions. Contact the institution for details on the program.

Oregon State University “Robots in the Real World” >>

This year’s program will run from June 26 to September 1, 2023, on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, OR. We offer research experiences in all areas of robotics for undergraduate students with backgrounds in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields.

Students can first learn more about the program here.

2023 Ole Miss Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) >>

Program: The Ole Miss Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2023. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who will not have graduated as of Fall 2023 can participate fully in “Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program” activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Student participants will receive a $6,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance.

Eligibility: Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students.

For more information, including a printable flyer, research projects and how to apply, see or contact program director Dr. Nathan I. Hammer at [email protected].

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Nanoscience and Engineering >>

Interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Participants work on projects offered by more than 40 faculty participants from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science and School of Medicine.

For more information about this research internship experience visit here.

AFRL Information Directorate Intern Program >>

The 2023 application cycle has begun for the Summer Internship Program at the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

Applicants may now choose from a listing of research project topics that they would like to be considered for. Examples of research topics available are Data Efficient Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Small Unmanned Aircraft System, Neuromorphic Computing, Trusted Software, Quantum Information Sciences and much more.

For more information about this research internship experience visit here.

NSF-Research Experiences for Undergraduates “Propulsion, Aerodynamics, and controls of Aerial vehicles” at Georgia Southern University >>

Georgia Southern REU Site “Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials and Controls of Aerial Vehicles” has been funded, for a period of three years, by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense and is open for applications from interested students.

The program will be an interdisciplinary research experience for freshman to senior engineering students in the areas of aerospace, propulsion, aerodynamics, materials and controls of aerial vehicles. The program will stimulate students’ interest in conducting research, and develop their understanding of interdisciplinary concepts through hands-on learning, STEM problem-solving skills, and enhance their ability to apply theoretical concepts to research problems. The program is designed to promote independence and the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a highly diverse team.

Applications are currently being accepted and will close on March 31, 2023 for the upcoming summer. The program will run between May 15, and July 23, 2023. We encourage students to apply early to ensure they have time to gather the requisite document package needed to complete their applications. Students will receive a stipend of $6000 plus support for travel and materials ($300), subsistence ($860), and housing ($500) for the 10 weeks of the program.

The program website is located at

IRES (International Research Experience for Students) Research Internship >>

This international internship opportunity is funded by the IRES NSF program, which contributes to addressing the knowledge gaps of the entering industrial workforce by imparting world-class research skills in smart manufacturing and artificial intelligence (AI) to diverse groups of U.S. engineering students through international cohort experiences. It aims to provide students with hands-on skills in state-of-the-art industry-scale machines and platforms. The project will also broaden professional networks, deepen the relationships of a diverse student cohort with the industry and introduce students to international practices in innovation and technology development.

Through AM² partnership between Texas A&M University Engineering (TAMU) and Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, the project will be a summer-long research experience and internship program for a diverse cohort of students who are focusing on smart manufacturing and artificial intelligence (AI) for the emerging industrial era in Aix-en-Provence, France. Part of this IRES program involves heavy interactions and involvement with European Industry Partners (STIL, Airbus, Saint Gobain, and Safran).

This program will be comprised of 8 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields interns from Texas A&M University and many other universities located in Texas and throughout the United States. (Domestic, National). We strive for a wide variety of diversity, backgrounds, academic accomplishments, and personality to create a winning team that exactly meets the goals of this NSF grant! Historically underrepresented minorities and female students encouraged to apply.

It also includes a $5,000 stipend for selected students!

For more information about this research internship experience visit here.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fall 2022 ACCESS Program Deadline: August 1 >>

The MIT ACCESS Program is a weekend-long symposium aimed to expose underrepresented minority students to the benefits of a graduate education in the aforementioned research areas. This 14th annual event, taking place on-campus in Cambridge on October 14 and 15, is an interactive and informative symposium that has proven to have a lasting impact on its past participants.

Applications for the ACCESS Fall 2022 session are due August 1. Participation neither obligates the student to apply for graduate study nor guarantees future consideration for study at MIT. For more information, please visit or email [email protected].