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Step Into Penn’s Fast-Paced World of Technology-Based Research

Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, along with our state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula, offers summer research opportunities for talented undergraduates who seek hands-on research experience. From robotics and computer animation, nanotechnology, genomics and biotechnology, Penn’s centers and institutes are at the forefront of research on multiple scientific and technological frontiers. Our students play a vital role in posing and answering the questions that will help improve society and transform our world.

SURE opportunities are open to students in engineering and the physical sciences. The following Penn Engineering programs have opportunities for the summer:

  • Center for Human Modeling and Simulation (HMS)
  • General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab
  • Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME)
  • Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS)
  • Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM)
  • Littlejohn Undergraduate Research Program
  • Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC)
  • NSF Alliance for Minority Participation Undergraduate Research Program
  • Penn Center for Bioinformatics (PCBi)
  • Penn Center for Energy Innovation (Pennergy)
  • Penn Research in Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE)
  • Penn Research in Machine Learning (PRiML)
  • Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Sensor Technologies (SUNFEST)


Research Offering Type

Internship, Research Assistant



Undergraduate School

Engineering, College