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ECE encourages undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in our cutting-edge laboratories.
Depending upon interests and abilities, undergraduates can contribute in many ways, including design, measuring, construction, animation, and programming.
How to find research opportunities
- Sometimes opportunities are advertised in the relevant classes or posted on the student listserv.
- Most opportunities arise when an interested student approaches a professor with strong interest and proven ability.
- Students may also propose an independent research project, which they develop in consultation with their advisor.
Undergraduate Research Examples
The Virginia Tech SuperDARN radar group conducts research on Earth's space environment using a network of over 25 radars. Students are involved with all aspects of research, including hardware design, operations, and data analysis.
Undergraduates at CESCA are conducting research in many areas of embedded systems, including microcontroller cryptography and concurrent software testing and verification.