Student Research

At NYU Tandon, students have numerous and diverse opportunities to engage in research that discovers solutions to real-world problems.


Student Research

Both undergraduate and graduate students can pursue research in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) bioengineering, communications and networking, data science, cybersecurity, energy systems, clean technology, smart cities, and mechatronics.


Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP)

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program provides a multi-year, integrated approach to learning that emphasizes project-based, interdisciplinary, research-active education. It provides an opportunity to learn and practice professional skills while making real-world contributions.

Selected students (sophomores to graduate students) will work together in teams on research projects with faculty from Tandon and other schools within NYU. With an intended commitment of at least three semesters, the long-term nature of the project allows for opportunities for mentorship as well as leadership. The VIP program is part of a broad national and international consortium of universities. While Graduate students are encouraged to participate, only Undergraduate students will receive credit through VIP.

How it Works

  • Review the project teams listed on the NYU VIP website and select one to apply to. Click on the application link for the VIP team you wish to join, enter all of your information, and click submit your application.
  • It is intended that you should stay with the project for at least three semesters (unless you are beginning as senior), but you are free to continue after that, with advisor approval.
  • You must be admitted to the team by the advising faculty. If admitted, you will be given a course number and a permission number to register.
  • You may register for one credit per semester, which will count towards your degree.

Visit the VIP website

Explore the VIP teams and apply to join!

Undergraduate Programs

NYU Tandon Summer Research Programs

For NYU Students
Each summer, members of NYU Tandon faculty open up their labs to allow rising junior and senior undergraduate students 10 weeks of hands-on research under faculty mentorship.

For Students from Other Universities
Students not enrolled at NYU can participate in summer research by way of the Summer Research Program for College Juniors.

Additional Opportunities

Numerous STEM research programs open to undergraduate students are available throughout the country. Search for programs by discipline or geography using Pathways to Science. Listed below are a few select programs:

International Opportunities


Graduate Opportunities and Resources

NYU Resources

Fellowship Opportunities in STEM 

Search for programs by discipline or geography using Pathways to Science. Listed below are a few select programs:

International Summer Research: Practical Research Experience Program (PREP) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Graduate students can apply for a 10-week summer program in Germany.