A broad range of research opportunities for SEAS undergraduate students exists, both within our own SEAS labs and with faculty in other GW schools. We encourage undergraduate students to seek out these opportunities by talking to their professors and to upperclassmen already engaged in research. A good way to begin is by learning the labs that exist at SEAS. The links below will help; they are sorted by major and area of research.
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Tips for Finding Research Opportunities
Undergraduate research experiences offer the chance to learn first-hand, in collaboration with professors, how new knowledge is generated. There are many ways to get involved in research at GW:
- Review the tips provided by the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
- Connect with student organizations like the GW Undergraduate Review or others listed in GW Engage to network with peers that have similar interests.
- Visit and bookmark GW Student Research Commons to learn about opportunities and events.
- Explore the GW Student Employment talent management portal and filter positions by “Time Spent on Research.”
- Reach out to faculty directly to learn more about their work and ask if they have opportunities to get involved. The Department of Biological Sciences has posted some tips for starting these conversations.
- Search using the GW Expert Finder to learn about GW faculty research and publications.
- Transcript Notation for Undergraduate Research Experiences
This program allows undergraduates to highlight non-credited research experiences on their official GW transcript. The transcript notation recognizes important experiential learning and gives future degree programs and employers a more complete picture of a student’s background and interests. Contact [email protected] with questions about this opportunity.
For more information about the transcript notation process and to submit a request click the button below:
- Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research (SUPER)
The Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER) is a summer research fellowship for SEAS undergraduate students. SEAS undergraduate students interested in getting involved in research over the summer should contact a faculty member whose research interests align with their own to learn more about their work and to explore opportunities.
- SEAS Student Research and Development Showcase
The SEAS Student Research & Development Showcase was founded in 2007 to help foster the growth of research development and entrepreneurship at SEAS. More than 120 students compete in this annual, school-wide R&D competition, presenting research posters and vying for prize money from our sponsors. SEAS encourages our undergraduate students to enter and learn from the competition. Visit the SEAS Student R&D Showcase website to learn more information.