At RIT, undergraduate research means you will conduct research assignments that your peers at other universities often don’t see until graduate school. By providing undergraduates the opportunity to do genuine research work, students learn hands-on skills that become the foundation of scientific research.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
The free, public event showcases research and creative projects undertaken during the past year by undergraduate students in all colleges and institutes on campus. All RIT undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to participate.
Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students
Throughout the 10-week program, undergraduate students from around the country work with RIT faculty to complete a research project in their respective areas. The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, supported through the National Science Foundation, aims to help a diverse group of students develop a passion for performing research. RIT offers seven programs:
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Resilience Spatial Thinking
- Computational Sensing
- Extremal Graph Theory and Dynamical Systems
- Cultivating Next Generation Software Engineering Researchers
- Summer Undergraduate Research for Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in Applying Mathematical and Statistical Methods to Problems from the Sciences
- Imaging in the Physical Sciences
- Multimessenger Astrophysics