Undergraduate research offers exciting chances to discover fascinating new avenues that could lead to a new career or an advanced degree option.
WPI students have internal and external opportunities for doing research that makes a difference. Even though not all undergraduate research is funded, several funding sources exist for WPI students who wish to do research, including fellowship and scholarship programs and summer experience grants.
First, ask your advisor if any department-specific funded research is available. Here are a few additional opportunities to explore.
Early Research Experience
The Early Research Experience in E-Term (EREE) is an excellent opportunity for first- and second-year students to have an initial immersive research experience during summer’s E-Term.
National Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Programs
REUs are National Science Foundation-sponsored summer research opportunities. WPI students may apply for REUs across the country to find immersive and relevant research.
WPI REU Programs
Although students usually apply for a National Science Foundation-supported research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) at a school other than their own, participating in an on campus REU is a great opportunity to gain undergraduate research experience.