It’s not too early for your Georgia Tech student to be thinking about plans for summer! Opportunities are available for undergraduate students to spend part of the summer working side-by-side with researchers at universities in the U.S. and abroad. Students are able to gain valuable experience in full-time research with a cohort of students from universities across the country and are able to not only participate in exciting research projects, but experience the research culture at another university.
Opportunities are available in programs for all majors. The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsors programs from Alabama to Washington. Other programs are sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NASA, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Energy, the Mayo Clinic, the Department of Defense, among others. Programs are also available abroad either through the NSF or other international organizations or universities. Most domestic programs provide the participating student with a stipend, housing allowance and some travel assistance. Many programs also sponsor professional development seminars and workshops in addition to planned social events or outings. Also, many programs label their summer research as an “internship,” so don’t forget to include those opportunities in your search.
Georgia Tech has some great on-campus opportunities for summer research. One of those is the SURE program, founded in 1992 by Dr. Gary May, current dean of the College of Engineering. The program is 10 weeks in length for approximately 30 to 40 upperclassmen and women recruited from the Colleges of Computing, Engineering, and Sciences.
Another great research opportunity for the summer is President’s Undergraduate Research Awards. The deadline for summer applications is February 26, 2016.
Most programs have deadlines in early to late February, some as early as mid-January. Many use rolling admission, so apply early and often!
Visit http://www.urop.gatech.edu/summer-research for additional information and links to programs. Information on the page is being updated on a regular basis, so check the website often.
Last revised August 1, 2017