Student research

Research Opportunities for Students

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

Utah is one of 96 Top-rated RU/VH research universities; this simply means there is a wide-range of well-funded research opportunities here for graduate students AND undergraduate students.

The 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.

Freshman Engineering Scholars Program

The College of Engineering and The University of Utah offers an exceptional opportunity for incoming freshman to become involved in research through the Freshman Engineering Scholars Program. Students who participate in the program will participate in ten hours per week of research education training in an engineering research lab throughout the academic year (usually beginning in October and ending in May), tour research facilities during fall semester, attend professional development seminars during the spring, and present their research at a poster session during the end of the spring semester. For more information about this program, please visit the Engineering Scholars Program page.

Merrill Engineering Scholars Fellowship

The Wesley H. Ford and Joseph H. Merrill Engineering Scholars Fellowship was established to recognize the top students in the College of Engineering. This competitive program pairs outstanding second-year students with some of the college’s top faculty for an in-depth educational experience with cutting-edge research. Students apply for the fellowship when applying for College of Engineering Scholarships.

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.