Undergraduate, independent research in Computer and Information Sciences can be done as an Independent Study, Independent Research, or Directed Reading/Study course in Computer Science, Information Science and Technology, or Math and Computer Science. In addition, there is an 'Independent Research in Computer Science' course that can be taken in place of the Computer Science capstone project. To find out about the research interests of the CIS faculty, look at the Faculty Research Page. For information on particular CS/IST research projects, you might want to communicate with individual faculty to learn about their interest in mentoring research. In the Spring, many CIS students present their research, as well as their development projects in the CIS Future of Computing Competiton.
Students looking for summer research opportunities should also check out the National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates program, including the student-oriented REU area list.
CST and University Research Opportunities
The College of Science and Technology maintains information about available research and internship opportunities for CIS students. Of particular interest to CIS students is the CST Undergraduate Research Program (URP). The Undergraduate Research Program offers students an opportunity to work directly with world-class researchers on real-world research.