Summer Research

Illinois CS will offer summer research experiences for undergraduate and high school students. Participants in these programs will work with world-class faculty in either in person or online research groups, as well as network with other program participants in a variety of professional development and community building activities. Explore our program offerings below.

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates and iCAN Students
In the Illinois Computer Science 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 30- August 4, 2023

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High School Summer STEM Research
The Department of Computer Science is partnered with the Grainger College of Engineering High School Summer STEM Research program to provide rising 11th-12th graders an authentic STEM research experience at a world-class research university for 6 weeks during the summer.  

Program Dates: June 21- July 29, 2022

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Other Computing Research Opportunities

Undergraduates at Illinois Computer Science are an important part of our world-renowned research. From summer programs to paid research positions with faculty, there are multiple ways for our students to contribute to high impact research early in their careers.

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Information for Illinois CS Faculty

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

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

High School Summer STEM Research

Faculty who are interested in mentoring one or more pairs of high school students in their lab from June 21-29, 2022 should contact Yael Gertner, Brad Solomon, or Chris Fletcher for more information on how to become a high school research mentor. Please visit the High School Summer STEM Research page to learn more about the program.