Student research

Student researcher at lab benchPhoto by Noah BergerStudying 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:

The National Science Foundation also maintains a website about research experiences for undergraduates.

Summer REUs

Want to gain lab experience and work with others in your field of interest? Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are offered at numerous colleges and universities, including Berkeley. Summer REUs give students the opportunity to conduct research with faculty experts, solving real-life problems. Some are paid. Visit our Summer REUs page for an updated list, including program details and application deadlines.

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“Something that’s unique here, at least for computer science and electrical engineering, is that pretty much every course is hands-on.” William Prince Smith, electrical engineering & computer sciences, 2017