Research Opportunities for Students

The University of Utah offers students the ability to apply textbook concepts to real world applications through amazing research opportunities.

The University of Utah is one of 65 members of the prestigious Associate of American Universities, which requires its member institutions to be engaged at the highest levels of research, scholarship, and education; this simply means there is a wide-range of well-funded research opportunities here for graduate students AND undergraduate students.

The John and Marcia Price College of Engineering boasts a variety of top-notch research facilities and faculty. The opportunity to become involved in this type of research as an undergraduate is exceptional.

Research Opportunities Links

Office of Undergraduate Research

OUR provides information about earning academic credit for your undergraduate research, finding opportunities for research, and getting transcript recognition for your research work.

Engineering Clinic Program

The Engineering Clinic Program places Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering majors on industrially-sponsored senior projects to fulfill graduation requirements.

Engineering Scholars Program

The Engineering Scholars program is a cohort of top-performing, directly-admitted students who will participate in exciting, unique, and hands-on experiences and opportunities. For more information about this program, please visit the Engineering Scholars Program page.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides undergraduate students and faculty members the opportunity to work together on research or creative projects. UROP provides assistantships up to $1200 for any first-time UROP student who assists with a faculty member’s research or creative project, or who carries out a project of her/his own under the supervision of a faculty member. For more information visit the UROP website.

Curious about multidisciplinary engineering and University-wide research? Explore the U’s Vice President for Research’s website here.

Trust and Reproducibility of Intelligent Computation (TREU)

Applications from undergraduate students ofall levels (US Citizens, Permanent Residents) will be selected for a 10-week NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Traineeship. Held from June 1st till August 10th, 2023, this traineeship will be offered on campus of the University of Utah in the Kahlert School of Computing, located near the majestic Wasatch Mountain ranges. The application deadline is April 15, 2023, and we expect to fund only about 10 REUs.

The selected students will earn a stipend of $7,200 for this period and be compensated for airfare, room and board.

Read more and apply here!