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Through your research experiences, you’ll discover more than just facts and figures—you will discover yourself and your future career.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers many programs and opportunities to engage in creative research that addresses important societal needs. Explore our department websites to learn more about research opportunities within the school.
Step 1: Contact the professor(s) whose work you are most interested in.
Start by sending a brief email introducing yourself and your research interests. Ask for an appointment to discuss research topics, and when possible, give them ranges of times you are free the following two weeks.
Step 2: Meet with the professor to find out more.
Ask for ways to learn more and get involved. Seek referrals for others you might contact if necessary.
Step 3: Consult with your professor about whether or not your experience will warrant credit, and if so, how your credit will be evaluated (for a letter grade).
All SEAS departments have a 498 course number on the books to officially award academic credit for undergraduate research. This is often listed in the online class schedule (not the schedule wizard). Consult with the director of undergraduate studies about the possible use of such credit toward a technical elective in your major.