Undergraduate Research in CIS
Talented, motivated undergraduate majors in computer science and information systems are encouraged to get involved in research with a faculty mentor. Research opportunities are offered through the Science and Engineering Scholars program, faculty grants with research for undergraduates (REU) supplements, senior theses, independent studies with credit, and other arrangements with individual faculty leading research programs. Considerable information about undergraduate research at University of Delaware is found at urp.udel.edu.
Besides learning about the research process, undergraduate researchers work side-by-side with graduate students and learn about the graduate school environment, gaining valuable advice and guidance through the graduate school application process. In addition, undergraduate researchers often participate in writing papers and preparing posters or talks on their research. Sometimes, the work is published at a regional, national or international conference or workshop, and the student researcher is supported to travel to the venue to present their work with the global research community.
Students completing undergraduate research have been admitted to graduate school in computer science at some of the most well respected departments, including: Cornell, Princeton, University of Washington, University of Massachusetts, University of Virginia, University of California Berkeley, University of Maryland, and University of Texas. A good source of information about research, graduate school, and careers in computer science research is to be found at conquer.cra.org.
If you are interested in exploring undergraduate research in CIS, we encourage you to explore the faculty web pages and set up an appointment with individual faculty to discuss the opportunities in their research lab.