Student Researchers

Our mission is to train the next generation of researchers. More than 33 percent of engineering undergraduates participate in research. All students are encouraged to do undergraduate research while at Georgia Tech for course credit or salary.

Research Opportunities

Undergraduates and graduates from the College can take advantage of a number of research opportunities here at Tech. Undergrads can paricpate in Honors Thesis, VIP program, President's Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) program, and academic unit programs.  

Graduate training programs that are aligned with novel and timely research topics, and many of our graduate students are recipients of prestigious fellowships (NSF, CAREER, NIH and NRSA awards, to name a few).

Students at Tech take advantage of research opportunities. 

The future of the U.S. “rests” on being at the forefront of science and technology and to do this requires that we have a STEM-educated workforce.

Project ENGAGES students and mentors in IBB labs

Pre-College Research

The College also provides research mentorship to students outside of Georgia Tech, including K through 12 programs, to foster the next generation of engineers. The Center for Engineering Education and Diversity offers summer engineering programs for high school students.


Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science) is a high school science education program developed at Georgia Tech in partnership with six minority-serving public high schools in the City of Atlanta. 

Summer Engineering Institute

Since 2008 the College has offered a three-week residential Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) which focuses on underrepresented minority rising 11th and 12th graders from across the nation. The goal of GT-SEI is to provide students with a real world engineering experience that prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

National Student Leadership Conference

For more than 20 years, the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) has invited a select group of outstanding high school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions. Each summer, the College collaborates with NSLC to host two 2-week summer engineering programs for students in high school. 

An undergraduate student examines a penny at an inspection station in the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, a multidisciplinary research center focusing on the next generation manufacturing technologies.

An undergraduate student conducting research in the school of Materials Science and Engineering.