Undergraduate Research

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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.

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURES

Undergraduate Research Spotlight

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Key NASA Mission Gives Undergrads a Jumpstart into Research

NASA is gearing up for a mission to land on Jupiter's moon Europa, which houses a deep ocean beneath an icy shell. This mission, which could seek evidence of life on an icy world, is one of a kind, and it's also created a unique opportunity for students in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

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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.