Research Opportunities

At the Samueli School, hands-on experience and participation in research play a key role in educating undergraduate students. The school’s talented faculty continues to lead the charge toward innovation, advancement of knowledge and development of groundbreaking technology.

Undergraduates at all levels are encouraged to participate in the Division of Undergraduate Education’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. UROP guides students through all phases of a research process, providing them with the necessary skills to succeed in their future careers.

The school’s experimental spaces and computational infrastructure occupy 295,000 square feet and include a wide-ranging assortment of research centers, institutes and lab facilities. Faculty members pursue exploration in four principal research thrusts: Communications and Information Technology, Energy and Sustainability, Human Health, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials.

To date, two-thirds of our undergraduate students have participated in faculty-led research projects by the time they graduate, and our goal is to boost that number to 100 percent.