College of Engineering Office of Research

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students in the College of Engineering work on research projects across multiple disciplines. Students can conduct research with a faculty mentor for co-operative education credit, course credit (as an independent study), or just for the experience. The first step is to identify an area of interest or a faculty member with whom you would like to work. The links below can help you identify an opportunity within the College of Engineering.

Engineering students can also fast-track a master's degree (BS/MS program) by getting involved in research early and taking graduate-level courses for credit toward both degrees. If you have questions about research that are not answered here, let us know at


Deadline EXTENDED - DUE APRIL 5, 2019

nasaOhio space Grant consortium scholarship for Undergraduate students

Want to get paid for doing research while completing your undergraduate degree in engineering? Consider applying for the Ohio Space Grant Consortium Scholarship. Open to US citizens. Application requires a description of the proposed research project that will be initiated under the guidance of a research mentor and two letters of recommendation.


Tuesday, March 26, 12:00pm- 1:00 pm, nitschke hall room 1027 (ssoe seminar room)

ewfUndergraduate Research, BS/MS, Graduate School Information Session

Come learn more about how to get started, do research for co-op credit, take graduate level courses to satisfy your undergraduate program requirements to set yourself apart, start your MS while finishing your BS degree.

Pizza will be provided.



Information provided will be shared with undergraduate students interested in volunteer and paid research positions, the BS/MS program, and the UT-OUR summer undergraduate research fellowship program.



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Additional Resources: FUnding for research and presenting your results

The University of Toledo Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides summer funding for University of Toledo students. In addition, a number of federal agencies also have programs for funding research experiences for undergraduate students. After you get started with your research, make sure you share with the rest of the University community through one of the public research forums on campus.

UT Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers funding for summer research and creative activities through programs for first year and continuing students. Proposal writing workshops are usually held in January with proposals due in February. Proposals require support of a faculty mentor. ...Learn more

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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Many universities host National Science Foundation (NSF) funded REU programs for undergraduate students in targeted areas of research. These are paid opportunities that can often be expanded for co-op credit. Application deadline vary, but are typically Jan - Mar 1. ...Learn more
Science undergraduate laboratory Internships (SULI)
Applications for the Department of Energy (DOE) SULI program are solicited annually. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in the Summer term or 16 weeks for the Fall and Spring terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities. Applications typically close 3 months prior to the term. ...Learn more
NIST Summer Undergraduate research Fellowship (SURF)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a summer program for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at their Gaithersburg, MD and Boulder, CO campuses. Applications are typically due at the beginning of February. ...Learn more
Air force research laboratory (AFRL) Scholars program

The AFRL Scholars program offers summer internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Opportunities are offered at at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM; Eglin AFB in Valparaiso, FL; and limited positions at AFRL Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) in Maui, HI. Internships are also supported at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. ...Learn more

Naval research enterprise internship program (NREIP)

This 10-week intern program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor, at a participating naval laboratory. ...Learn more

NASA Internships
NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique experiences for educators, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. NASA Internships are offered in 3 sessions: summer (minimum 10 weeks) and fall and spring (minimum 16 weeks) ...Learn more
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory participates in the DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, but also has additional opportunities for undergraduate students to gain experience at the lab. ...Learn more

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

NREL offers many different internship opportunities to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. The laboratory works with the DOE SULI program and offers the NREL Research Participant Program internships ...Learn more

WebGURU - guide for undergraduate research
This website provides information on the mechanics of undergraduate research, including professionalism, communicating science, ins and outs of laboratory research, and mentoring. The site also includes extensive program listings of research opportunities for a wide range of disciplines. ...Learn more
IBP Pathways to Science Website

This website provides resources on programs and professional development for undergraduate students, including REUs, scholarships, travel and research opportunities. ...Learn more

Present your research at UT

The UT-OUR provides venues for presenting your research through the Fall Scholar's celebration and the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. ...Learn more
Undergraduates may also submit their research for poster presentation at the GSA Midwest Graduate Research Symposium each year in March. ...Learn more


More opportunities for summer research programs in engineering can also be found by using the phase "summer undergraduate research fellowship engineering" in your browser's search engine. Be sure to read the information for applicants to determine if the research program is open to all undergraduate students or only those enrolled at the institution.

Professional societies, such as AIChE and BMES, offer opportunities for undergraduate students to present their research at regional and national/international conferences. For more information, either search the national society webpage or talk to your faculty mentor.

Last Updated: 9/11/19