Engineering Research Fair

Every semester, the Grainger College of Engineering hosts the Engineering Research Fair. The research fair is held at the beginning of the semester to showcase the variety of research across the College and to provide resources to undergraduate students, including information about research opportunities on- and off-campus.

Undergraduate research is a high-impact best practice in undergraduate education. Research experiences help transform students into scientists and engineers and prepare them for graduate and professional schools. Through research experiences, our students become part of the research community, engage in mentored research, and connect with other undergraduate researchers. They also develop technical, communication, and interpersonal skills.

The research fair is an opportunity for research groups/centers

  • To share information about the research lab/programs
  • To recruit undergraduate research assistants/interns
  • For undergraduate and graduate students to present their research
  • To inspire undergraduates to do research and pursue graduate degrees

If you are seeking ways to connect with undergraduate students, we encourage you to sign up to present in the research fair!

Spring 2022 Engineering Research Fair

The Grainger College of Engineering is hosting the Spring Engineering Research Fair. The fair is an opportunity for presenters to:

  1. Recruit undergraduate students for research opportunities
  2. Expose students to various science and engineering research and connect them with the research community
  3. For researchers (undergrads, grad, postdoc) to present their work

Join us on February 24, 4-6PM in the Illini Union rooms ABC for the spring Engineering Research Fair!

REGISTER HERE

DISCOVER undergraduate opportunities, LEARN about science and engineering research, and CONNECT with the research community.

  • Interested in doing research?
    Representatives from research groups, centers, and programs will talk about their work and/or share information on undergraduate opportunities. Look for the ORANGE cards that indicate they are recruiting students to join their group.
  • Looking for funding opportunities? 
    Program directors and coordinators will provide information about fellowships, scholarships, and internships your students may be eligible for.
  • Asking about resources and facilities?
    Experts on research safety will help address concerns and issues. Staff scientists from research facilities will present cutting-edge research instrumentation that are available to researchers.

Not sure about doing research? Drop by the fair and explore possibilities!

For inquiries, please email Tasha Mamaril (Associate Director for Undergraduate Research) at nmamaril@illinois.edu.

More photos from past research fairs