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Academic Year 2019-2020

The Undergraduate Research Incentive Program (URIP) is an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in research with a faculty member.

The program's objectives are to:

  • stimulate awareness of advanced research
  • generate interest in graduate study

Faculty research activities provide unique opportunities for individualized instruction and exposure to cutting-edge, emerging technologies.

URIP is open to outstanding, full-time sophomore, junior, and senior College of Engineering students who are available for an average of 10 hours per week. Students work on-campus during the academic year under the guidance of a CoE professor on a specific research topic. The program is funded on a matching basis by the faculty sponsor and the college.

Students in this incentive program will:

  • be exposed to research early in their academic careers
  • gain first-hand experience working with research faculty and/or graduate students

Faculty participants will be able to: 

  • engage and recruit top undergraduate students to their research program
  • extend their research funding and productivity.

Remuneration (suggested at $12.75/hr for sophomores, $13.75/hr for juniors and $14.75/hr for seniors or $12.75/hr minimum) is shared (50-50) by the College and by the faculty advisor of the student (e.g., from a sponsored project, indirect cost account or a department match).

Faculty/departments will be responsible for recruiting qualified students for the program and submitting the URIP Faculty Application Form with a brief project description to: Anna Auerbach, Dion 326, ext. 8461.

Student responsibilities

Student responsibilities are to:

  • maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 and satisfactory laboratory performance
  • meet with the faculty mentor during the first week of the semester to define a research plan and schedule, and be put on the payroll
  • fulfill the minimum 10 hours per week research obligation
  • submit a brief summary report along with a 100-word abstract on their research at the end of each term

The responsible faculty member fosters a meaningful research experience and evaluates performance at the end of each semester.

To the extent possible, URIP funds will be deployed to maximize the distribution of student/faculty participants. Summer employment is by arrangement between the student and faculty member only as College resources are limited during the summer months.

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