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.
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
Authors: John G. Wright, Celesta Chang, Dacen Waters, Felix Lupke, Randall Feenstra, Lucy Raymond, Rosalyn Koscica, Guru Bahadur Singh Khalsa, David Muller, Huili Grace Xing and Debdeep Jena
Title: "Unexplored MBE growth mode reveals new properties of superconducting NbN"
Published in Physics Review Materials 5 24802, February 2021
Authors: Taige Wang, Mahsa Shoaran, Azita Emami
Title: “Towards Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease: LFP-based Feature Analysis and Classification”
Presented at IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Calgary, Canada, 2018
Authors:Mark Zhao and G. Edward Suh
Title: “FPGA-Based Remote Power Side-Channel Attacks,”
Published in the Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2018.
Received the Distinguished Practical Paper Award at the 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2018.
Authors: Steven Ceron, Aleena Kurumunda, Eashan Garg, Mira Kim, Tosin Yeku and Kirstin Petersen
Title: “Popcorn-Driven Robotic Actuators,”
Presented at the International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, May 2018.