Undergraduate Research

students work in the low speed wind tunnel lab

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with innovative professors conducting cutting-edge research. They may earn coursework credit, volunteer their time, or be paid as an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA).

Interested undergraduates should contact their professor of interest regarding available opportunities. Learn more about eligibility requirements for undergraduate research and how to get started.


Undergraduate Research Spotlight

Dillan McDonald

Dillan McDonald

Aerospace engineering senior Dillan McDonald was selected for an Honorable Mention as part of the 2020 Universities Space Research Association Distinguished Undergraduate Awards.

Learn more about Dillan McDonald


Kaylee Champion

Kaylee Champion, an aerospace engineering senior and Cockrell School of Engineering honors student, has been selected to receive a UT Austin Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Learn more about Kaylee Champion

Off-Campus Research

Students who are interested in a career in research and development are strongly encouraged to participate in off-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs. The National Science Foundation (NSF) lists hundreds of REUs online and students may consider other laboratories such as the Applied Research Laboratories or the Center for Space Research.