Oski in the Nanofabrication LabOski in the Marvell Nanofabrication Lab in Sutardja Dai Hall. (Photo by Preston Davis / Berkeley Engineering)

Student research: hands-on investigation and invention

Studying with top-tier faculty is just the beginning. Working in their labs and studios, standing at the forefront of discovery, is where you can really put your engineering education to work. Undergraduate research gives you the experience and practical skills that will increase your options for graduate school and future employment. Check out the wide range of student research opportunities available at Berkeley Engineering. Your lab coat is waiting.


BeeHive is your clearinghouse for student research positions, design projects and other creative opportunities. It matches aspiring engineers with hands-on investigation and invention in a range of disciplines. Faculty and graduate students can post openings, while students can browse the listings to find positions and projects that match their interests and skills.

Undergraduate research at Berkeley

Learn more about research positions campuswide through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, a center that develops programs and resources to increase collaboration between undergraduates and faculty. You can find additional information about undergraduate research through the following:

Summer REUs

Interested in summer research at another institution? Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) are offered at over 100 universities across the country. Summer REU’s are paid positions that offer students the opportunity to conduct research with faculty experts at other universities. Visit the National Science Foundation website for an updated list, including program details and application deadlines.

Also, check out our tips for successful applications to get more information on how to be successful.