Summer Research

Our summer research experiences are for undergraduate and high school students interested in working with world-class faculty in research groups in person or online and networking with other participants in professional development and community-building activities.

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates and iCAN Students

In the Summer Research Program (SRP), students work with Illinois faculty mentors and graduate students over the summer to get an introduction to computer science research. 

Program Dates: May 28-July 28, 2024

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High School Summer STEM Research

The Grainger College of Engineering's High School Summer STEM Research program for rising 11th-12th graders is an authentic STEM research experience at a world-class research university for six weeks during the summer.  


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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduates are an essential part of our leading-edge research. There are many ways to contribute to impactful research early in your career, from summer programs to paid research positions with faculty.

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For Illinois Faculty

Faculty mentors are needed for undergraduate and high school summer research programs.

Summer Research Program
Faculty interested in serving as an undergraduate research mentor should email with questions or to express interest in serving as a mentor.

High School Summer STEM Research
Faculty interested in mentoring pairs of high school students in their lab should contact Yael Gertner or Brad Solomon for more information.