As a student in Iowa State’s College of Engineering, you get hands-on, practical research experience in traditional and emerging fields. You are part of our interdisciplinary, creative approach to improving society through technology, discovering innovations that make a difference.
Our world-class facilities bring together leaders focused on addressing important engineering and science challenges. As a graduate student, we value your contributions to these initiatives and help you develop your original research ideas.
- Learn more about graduate programs offered in the college.
- Learn more about fellowships offered through the college.
Whether you’re an undergraduate who likes the idea of research or who is thinking about graduate school, collaborating on projects will prepare you for a productive future in research, your workplace, and your community. The experience will position you to meet the needs of society and provide technical leadership, no matter where your path leads.
Begin exciting work that will broaden your education and expand your skills.
- Connect with a faculty member looking for undergraduate researchers by talking with your academic adviser or contacting faculty working in one of our research centers and institutes.
- Apply for a summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):
- Biological Materials and Processes (BioMaP)
- Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC)
- Microscale Sensing Actuation and Imaging (MoSAIc)
- Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education–Emerging Interface Technologies (SPIRE-EIT)
- Sustainable Biomass Production and Processing Systems (SBPP)
- Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP)