Undergraduate Summer Research Program (UGSRP)
Each summer, members of the Tandon School of Engineering faculty open up their labs to allow NYU Tandon, NYU CAS/Tandon 3+2, and NYU Abu Dhabi, and select non-NYU rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students to complete 10 weeks of hands-on research. Students work in the labs with their faculty mentors and other mentors on various research topics while also participating in seminars presented by distinguished administrative and academic personnel. In addition, research presentations and poster sessions are held in which students have the opportunity to present their research to peoples of all disciplines and backgrounds. At the end of the program, abstracts of the research are published and presented to incoming students during Undergraduate Orientation. Abstracts from previous years' programs are available below.
The UG Summer Research Program was initiated in 2007 and its success has been made possible by the financial support from the School’s most loyal and generous donors as well as supplements from the Office of Academic Affairs and research grants of the faculty mentors.
Highlights of past programs include:
- Guided tour of NYU Tandon's Digital Future Lab
- Producing Your Career Workshop by Amy Kopelan of Bedlam Entertainment, Inc.
- GRE practice exam by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
- Resume/cover letter information session presented by Wasserman Center for Career Development
- Trip to see a NY Mets baseball game
- Research Panels presented by faculty participants
- Poster presentation and abstract publication
The Undergraduate Summer Research program is open to all NYU Tandon, NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, NYU CAS/Tandon 3+2, and select non-NYU rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or above. At the beginning of the spring semester, the Office of Undergraduate Academics publishes the faculty research projects and any special requirements student researchers must have (i.e. lab experience, specific completed coursework, minimum GPA). Students then fill out an application, including the submission of a personal statement, a resume, and an unofficial transcript in which they may apply for up to five different projects, if they so choose. The faculty then review applications and select the student researcher(s) that best fits their researching needs. Selected students will receive a stipend to work full-time on one project. Participants are also required to enroll in the CP-UY 2340 UGSRP course and attend all mandatory events published on the official UGSRTP calendar. Please note that students are not allowed to take courses or hold a job that will interfere with this full-time commitment.
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UGSRP Visiting Student Fellowship
*Your application will automatically be reviewed for these fellowships; there is no additional application.
Important Information for NYU Shanghai Students
NYU Shanghai students who are not US citizens must either apply for the NYU Shanghai 1 credit practicum course in NY OR register for 6 credits to be considered full-time over the summer for immigration compliance. More details about the 1 credit practicum course can be found online. Application materials for SU19 are due by February 15, 2019.
Learn more about the Undergraduate Summer Research Program by browsing the abstracts of the work completed over the past summers. The abstracts represent the culmination of over 350 hours of focused research, the full extent of which is presented in a poster session every year.