Undergraduate Research

Discover Knowledge and Possibilities

Start early with research.

Undergraduate research introduces you to the possibilities of a research path at Michigan Tech and beyond. Our goal is to nurture interest in engineering research and help students who are looking for a challenge gain awareness of the vast opportunities available to them right on campus. You can begin working with a faculty mentor on a research project as early as your freshman year. Research opportunities are wide-ranging.

Sample Research

  • Conjugation of Serum Albumin with Horseradish Peroxidase
  •  Improving North American Right Whale Satellite Tags
  • Evaluating the Influence of Age on Balance Recovery in Decreased Lighting Conditions
  • Harnessing the Offshore Winds of the Great Lakes to Supplement Electrical Needs
  • Understanding and Predicting the Fate of 1,4-Dioxane in the Aqueous-Phase UV/Chloramine Advanced Oxidation Process
  • Chemical Degradation of Polyethylene and Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastics
  • Continuous Vaccine Purification Utilizing Tangential Flow Filtration and Aqueous TwoPhase Systems
  • Characterization of the Focused Ultrasound Effect on Active Agent Release Behavior
  • Anthropogenic Reactive Nitrogen Deposition to Remote Lakes in the Upper Great Lakes Region

Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Tomorrow Needs Solutions

The future doesn't wait. Neither do we. Tomorrow needs solutions and Huskies waste no time finding them. Conduct undergraduate research as early as your first year. Land your dream job (with your dream salary) doing things that will change the world. Along the way, make connections that will last a lifetime.

"The students have designed experiments, collected data, and analyzed results to test hypotheses, build new models, push innovations forward, and expand the understanding of our world."Jean Kampe, Dean, Pavlis Honors College