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Undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are highly encouraged to pursue research experiences. Undergraduate research plays an important role in the educational experience and provides practical skills for future employment and graduate school. Engineering students have a wide range of opportunities available to participate in groundbreaking research with faculty and graduate students.

QUEST (Qualcomm Undergraduate Experiences in Science & Technology)

Become a QUEST Scholar and be paid to conduct research! Are you participating in undergraduate engineering research during Spring 2013? If so, apply to be a QUEST Scholar! QUEST Scholars will receive a $1,000 stipend for research conducted in April 2013. QUEST Scholars continuing for Summer 2013 will receive an additional $5,000 stipend. Any undergraduate student in the College of Engineering who is currently participating in engineering research may apply. Application deadline: Friday, March 29, 5pm. Application will be available here soon. Questions may be directed to Engineering Student Services at (510) 642-7594 or

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (REUs)

Engage in meaningful and exciting research experiences under the mentorship of a faculty advisor. Explore research laboratories and discover new knowledge while getting prepared for graduate school. These experiences are invaluable especially if you have plans to pursue a Ph.D. Paid summer research experiences are mostly funded by federal agencies and often include support for housing and travel expenses. Please note that some of the programs may have citizenship or residency requirements.



Beehive is the College of Engineering clearinghouse for research positions, design projects, and even more creative opportunities. It can match aspiring scholars with original investigations in a range of disciplines. Students can browse the listings to find research opportunities; faculty and graduate students can post research openings.

UC Berkeley Research Opportunities

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Research Opportunities at Other Institutions

Ongoing Research Programs

Additional Research Resources