MSE Undergraduate Research Opportunities

"Materials scientists make things the way they need to be."

MSE Professor Beth Opila

MSE is a research-intensive discipline. Undergraduate students are encouraged to become involved in research through 1) an independent study research project, MSE 4960, 2) senior thesis projects, 3) and financially supported undergraduate research internships during the academic year or summer.  Learn more about MSE's research areas.

Take a LAB TOUR.

Learn about our NSF summer research experience for undergraduates (REU).

" I can directly apply what I learn in the classroom to my research into high temperature material creep behavior. The research I assist with has strong implications for the aerospace industry, and it is very rewarding to know that it will help make future airplane engines safer and more reliable."

Crestienne DeChaine, Class of 2022