Undergraduate Research Opportunties


Computer Science Department

  • Undergraduate students wishing to explore research with CS faculty should contact faculty members directly. You can find faculty research interests here.
  • Each fall the department holds a Research Symposium for undergraduate students to learn about opportunties from a small group of faculty. Find out more here.

Department of Computational and Systems Biology

  • The Department of Computational and Systems Biology at Pitt hosts a 10-week summer program called TECBio REU @ Pitt (http://www.tecbioreu.pitt.edu/). We are now in our 8th installment of the program and are looking to recruit strong Pitt applicants. TECBio provides a challenging graduate-level research experience in computational biology. Students will work on a project with a research mentor and present their work at a symposium at the end of the program.

Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR)

  • The OUR provides awards each semester for undergraduates conducting independent research. Beyond funding opportunities, the OUR administers two highly-esteemed internship programs for students seeking experience in specific fields. Learn more.
  • The Department of Computer Science holds the Undergraduate Research Symposium each year in the fall term. Find out more about this year's event here.


  • National scholarships and research opportunity advising is available to all Pitt undergraduates and alumni. First step: attend a general information session held on Mondays and Tuesdays at 12 PM on the 37th floor of the Cathedral of Learning.  
  • The UHC provides research programs in the summer term. Undergraduate students who are interested should visit http://honorscollege.pitt.edu/summer-research-opportunities.  


  • REU at CMU in Interdisciplinary Software Engineering. Deadline to apply: February 8, 2017

  • AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. AccessComputing has funding for undergraduate students with disabilities in your department or school to participate in summer research internships. Undergraduate students with disabilities who are interested in summer research internships are encouraged to fill out the form at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/blaser/318420

  • The following are Summer Research programs with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Army Research Lab and the Army Institute for Surgical Research. All opportunities can be located at www.orau.org/maryland. A single application can be utilized to apply to all of these programs and other DoD research opportunities.

  • The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science will be offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in data science this summer. Students will have the opportunity to work on projects touching multiple facets of data science including applications (computational social science, computational ecology and sustainability, health, and more), data analytics (machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval, and more), and computational infrastructure for data science (databases, parallel and distributed systems, cloud computing, etc.). Students will work on research projects under the supervision of a faculty member and graduate student mentor.

  • The Department of Computer Science at Texas State University is offering an NSF-CNS funded REU (research experiences for undergraduate) summer program in Internet of Things (IoT).  We have ten undergraduate positions available. We are accepting applications from prospective undergraduate students right now. Please refer to http://reuiot.cs.txstate.edu for more information regarding this program and the application procedure.

  • The Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics (CSMR) REU program at Johns Hopkins University is an intensive ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction. In the program, each participant receives hands-on laboratory research experience under the guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors. The students will also receive classes on ethics in research and technical communication. The students will have the opportunity to tour a local government laboratory and a private company. The students will be provided housing and a stipend of $5000 for the 10-week period will be paid. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016. Students can access the following link to learn more details on how to apply: - http://lcsr.jhu.edu/REU