Undergraduate Research

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:

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    Zhi Zheng’s robot is skilled at Tai Chi, and her research teams hopes it will soon lead a class of older adults at a local community center. Zheng, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, developed a sophisticated humanoid robot as part of her assistive technology research.

  • September 27, 2022

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    Two RIT cybersecurity professors win Meta Research Awards

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  • September 23, 2022

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    AI summit brings together an exciting range of research underway

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