Undergraduate Research Opportunities

ECE faculty regularly welcome undergraduates to participate in research programs and work side-by-side with the faculty and their graduate students. Many of these students co-author papers and attend international conferences to present their work.

Discover Research Opportunities

Research opportunities for undergraduates are available through Cornell Engineering, Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI), the University's central Office of Undergraduate Research and many other sources.

Cornell Engineering Undergraduate Research

Engineering Learning Initiatives Student Grant Program

Opportunities from the University Office of Undergraduate Research

Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholars

Opportunities from the NSF, NASA and More

Early Career Research Scholars Program

The Cornell ECE Early Career Research Scholars Program is designed for students between their freshmen and sophomore years in the College of Engineering who intend to major in ECE.

Students apply to the program in conjunction with a faculty advisor, submitting a project proposal and a budget through the Engineering Learning Initiatives application system. Students participate in the ELI summer informal presentations and also present their research in an ECE-centric workshop at summer's end. Students will also be asked to present their work to incoming ECE ENG 1050 classes in the fall. The application process and deadlines will be the same as the ELI program.

Examples of Papers Co-authored by Undergraduates