Undergraduate students at Iowa State University have many opportunities to work alongside faculty on a variety of research projects. Working with a professor on a research project provides students hands-on, practical experience, enhances a student’s academics, and provides students a mentor.
On-Campus, Paid Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Below is a list of current undergraduate research opportunities for electrical, computer, and software engineering students.
- NEW! CNDE Terahertz nondestructive evaluation
- Development of Software to Address Challenges in Big Data
- Research in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation:Non-invasive, non-surgical TMS of human brain
- Development of Instrumentation for Magnetic Nondestructive Testing
- Crawling Online Social Networks
- Design and Evaluation of a Scalable Meta-Event Dissemination System
- Eddy Current Nondestructive Evaluation
- Electromagnetic Modeling and Simulations
- Growth of Topological Insulator Nanostructures
- Identity and Credential Management for Web-based Services and Private Cloud
- On-the-Fly Lens Calibration for Image Navigation and Map-aided Navigation
- Rapid Attack Detection
- Reliable and Aggressive Framework for System Design using High Integrity Approaches
- Survivable Multipoint Traffic Grooming in Optical Networks
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Non-invasive, Non-surgical TMS of Human Brain
- Measurement and Modeling of Plasmonic Crystals
If you are interested in working on a particular type of project not listed above, please view additional undergraduate research listings on the university’s website, contact your academic adviser, or visit electrical and computer engineering professors’ websites and review their research activities. If any of these research activities interest you, please contact the professor.
Off-Campus Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Several organizations and universities offer summer and other research opportunities for undergraduate students from any university. Below are a few of these opportunities:
- American Public Power Association Research Grants and Internships: Awards for students interested in energy-related areas as part of the group’s Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) program
- National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates: Research opportunities across the United States