Consider a Specialized Research Program
The University of Virginia and the School of Engineering have multiple programs that offer rich, high-level undergraduate research opportunities.
1. Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Academic Research (USOAR) - USOAR targets rising first-year, second-year and transfer undergraduate students who qualify for Federal Work Study and do not have previous significant experience in research, providing an opportunity for a paid research position.
2. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - UVA's two summer REU sites are:
- Advanced Materials Synthesis - The Department of Materials Science and Engineering will recruit 10 undergraduates to participate in a new, 10-week REU in summer 2022. The program will immerse rising sophomores through seniors in authentic materials research projects.
- Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering and Biomedical Data Sciences - Each summer, faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering train 10 undergraduate students in the skills, confidence and mentorship necessary for careers in the exciting field of multi-scale systems bioengineering and biomedical data sciences.
3. The University of Virginia Kidney Technology Development Research Education Program - This is an immersive clinical and laboratory experience focused on the study of kidneys in health and disease.
4. Biomedical Engineering Clinical Scholars - The BME Clinical Scholars program immerses undergraduates in clinical settings, identify unmet clinical needs, and generate clinically relevant problems and case studies for biomedical engineering classrooms.
5. Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Summer Scholars Program - This program offers juniors and seniors attending a university in Virginia the opportunity for hands-on research using state-of-the-art technology in either an academic or industrial environment. UVA students go to another participating university, while students from other universities come to UVA.
6. Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) - ASSIST offers a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program as well as a Research Fellows Program during the academic year for students from partner institutions.