RIT College of Science takes part in the National Science Foundation program which allows students to apply to summer research projects.
Our summer programs help introduce young scientists to research in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented setting, preparing them for the goal-oriented research they are likely to find in a real-world environment. Research experience allows students to work in meaningful ways with faculty and researchers conducting ongoing research programs or projects.
Build your academic foundation, gain valuable hands-on experience, explore fields of interest, and make connections with faculty. Taking part in a summer research project is your stepping stone to graduate school.
Explore our summer programs listed below and apply today!
Imaging in the Physical Sciences
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019
[Professor Roger Dube]
Perform frontier research in Imaging Science. Imaging covers all aspects of the physics of images – illumination, imaging, capture, and analysis – and spans a wide range of areas, including radiometry, remote sensing, optics, detectors, image analysis, astrophysics and even human vision science and perception. Students will work directly with a faculty mentor on a project of mutual interest. The projects are designed to be owned by the students wherever possible. LEARN MORE
Extremal Graph Theory and Dynamical Systems
[Professor Darren Narayan]
Summer 2018 research problem areas include:
- Graph Theory and Functional Connectivity of the Brain
- Structural Graph Theory
- Graph Ramsey Numbers
- Dynamical Systems and Modelling of Heart Arrhythmia
Work closely with faculty on cutting-edge research and have the opportunity to present your findings in the 2019 Joint Mathematics meetings in Baltimore, MD. LEARN MORE
New Frontiers at the interface of Electromagnetic and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2019
[Associate Professor Josh Faber]
Explore the future of astrophysics through gravitational wave and electromagnetic astronomy, theory, computation, and data analysis.
You will join researchers from RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Laboratory for Multi-wavelength Astrophysics and the John D. Hromi Center for Quality & Applied Statistics for a 10-week immersive research experience.
Model-based Reasoning in STEM Education
[Associate Professor Leslie Kate Wright]
A hands-on research experience for undergraduates in the emerging area of Discipline-Based Education (DBER). Discipline-Based Education Research relates to the use of models and representations in STEM. This REU is hosted by the Science and Mathematics Education Research Collaborative at RIT. LEARN MORE