Explore. Examine. Experience research that transforms your education.
Research is at the heart of everything we do at CCIS. For undergrads planning to pursue graduate school or a research-driven career path, it can be an engaging part of your experiential education. You have the option to work on research projects as part of—or in addition to—your co-op. Review our research areas, speak to one of our research faculty, or contact your co-op coordinator about research opportunities at CCIS, an outside organization, or even another university. The next big discovery awaits.
Your research experience is what you make it
A strong current of research and innovation runs through halls of CCIS, from groundbreaking discoveries in artificial intelligence to critical insights in data science to pioneering experiments in robotics. They’re all made possible by our incredible faculty, a growing number of research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH), and private-sector funding from companies like Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Apple.
You can be a part of it all even if you have minimal experience. Just bring your intellectual curiosity, willingness to learn, and determination to master new things. It’s never too early to start doing research at CCIS—the sooner you start, the farther you’ll go.
Choosing the right opportunity for you
CCIS offers a diverse range of research areas, which may make choosing the right path feel overwhelming. We encourage you to get involved and discover which topics most interest you. Attend a weekly seminar or research colloquium. Reach out to our faculty to discuss their current work. Talk to your co-op coordinator about research opportunities. Whichever path you pursue will provide an incredibly valuable experience for graduate school or your first job.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Thanks to grants from the NSF and NIH, undergraduate students have the opportunity to work closely with CCIS faculty on their latest research projects. These grants mandate limited hours and specific rules to ensure students balance coursework with their REU. Co-op and REU do not typically coincide.