Work alongside faculty members, collaborate with local Silicon Valley tech firms, or follow your own ideas to see where they will lead. If it's research you want, opportunities abound.
Whether you're a first-year student or a Ph.D. candidate, whatever area you're interested in—sustainable building, data management, communication, robotics, renewable energy, wearable technologies, to name just a few possibilities—we will help you put your talents to the task. Our students regularly co-author published research in respected journals and present their work at conferences around the world.
Our Latimer Energy Scholars chart their own course of independent study and then come together for a summer group project. Undergraduates, master's and doctoral students from multiple disciplines collaborate on complex satellite operations for NASA and on novel, multi-robot adaptive navigation techniques in the Robotics Systems Laboratory. Bioengineers assist local biodevice firms to improve their products or travel to India to perform field research, and civil engineers further their study in Alaska, Rwanda, Ghana, or wherever their research takes them. Kuehler Undergraduate Researchers are paid to help further a faculty member's research. These and many other programs are available through the School of Engineering and the University offers a wide range of research opportunities, as well.
Bioengineering undergraduate Grace Ling and Assistant Professor Bill Lu, M.D., Ph.D., are testing a new method of gene therapy that safely delivers DNA to mutated cells without using viruses for transport, as is the current norm.
More than a decade ago, electrical engineering Adjunct Professor Allen Sweet made a discovery so ahead of its time, he didn’t know what to do with it. He does now! His innovation just may hold the key to unlocking 5G cellular technology.