Bringing Science to Life
One of the best things about being at a large research university like the University of Texas is that students have the opportunity to work with faculty and graduate students in research labs making cutting-edge science discoveries.
Whether you are a student interested in becoming a medical doctor, an environmental lawyer, or pursuing an advanced degree in science, research provides the experience you need to succeed. Research helps students learn how to ask questions and find answers, to think critically, to work well in teams, and to communicate effectively with others about complicated ideas.
Start as a Freshman
In the past, students might not have had the opportunity to do research until their junior or senior years. The College of Natural Sciences has developed an innovative program, the Freshman Research Initiative, that has revolutionized the undergraduate experience. Over 800 freshman each year start working on independent research projects in faculty labs.
There are ample opportunities to become active in research on campus for students in the sciences.
Summer programs allow students to work under the supervision of faculty mentors on research projects for 8 to 10 weeks. Funding is often provided. Opportunities are available both on the UT Austin campus and at host universities across the country.
Undergraduate Research Funding
The College offers a number of funding opportunities for students doing research. We can also help direct you to many outside sources of funding for students engaged in research.
Learn more about undergraduate research stipends »