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:

Latest News

  • July 27, 2021

    students and professor working at a computer station.

    Student team designs imaging system for CIBER-2 launches

    Two electrical engineering students are refining an attitude control system and are seeking ways to reduce the impact of atmospheric heat that changes a spacecraft’s orientation during launch. Both students will share information about their work for CSTARS-2 during the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • July 27, 2021

    two professors and student wearing lab coats looking at bacteria sample.

    Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario

    Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.