Undergraduate students interested in research or graduate study are encouraged to get involved in a research lab in their focus area. This may be developed through a specific faculty member or through the KU Center for Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate researchers may be voluntary (minimal responsibilities) or paid positions (with expectations and responsibilities defined). Students should contact the Center for Undergraduate Research or individual faculty to inquire.
At the University of Kansas, the School of Engineering offers ample opportunities for undergraduates to get involved in research, even as underclassmen. Participating in research as an undergraduate can provide you with insight and experiences not found in the classroom and can help prepare you to be successful in whichever direction your career takes you. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about undergraduate research.