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.
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. Several funding sources exist for WPI students who wish to pursue research experiences, although not all undergraduate research is funded.
First, ask your advisor if any department-specific funded research is available. Here are a few additional opportunities to explore.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
REUs are National Science Foundation-sponsored summer research opportunities. WPI students may apply for REUs across the country to find immersive and relevant research.
Students receiving federal work-study funding aid may be able to obtain a research assistant position as their work-study job. Even taking on a role in a different discipline than a designated major can teach valuable skills and expand a professional network.
Building Landmine-locating Drones
"I’d wanted to do something that has a big global impact. It’s a great feeling to have an impact on peoples’ lives directly … I learned a lot more than electrical engineering." Nicholas Lanotte '19