Research Programs

Academic Institutions

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Research
MEMS technology provides low-cost, high precision solutions to a variety of engineering challenges.

Undergraduate ALFALFA Team
A consortium of 19 institutions engaged in an NSF-sponsored program to promote undergraduate research within the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey (ALFALFA) project and follow up programs.

Computations & Experiments of Oil Droplets
The study of oil films can be an approach to determine the friction velocity of turbulent channel flows.

Experiments & Computations in Duct Flows
Research to investigate the importance and range of influence of entrance and side-walls flow regions.

Remote Pressure Measurement System for Unsteady Wind Tunnel Control
Research to investigate the possibility of monitoring pressure oscillations and unsteady wind tunnel performance using a large number of surface
pressure sensors distributed around the flow path of a closed return wind tunnel.

Laboratory Work to Develop Techniques for Making Mirrors, Which Reflect X-rays
Development of new methods of fabricating high performance x-ray optics (e.g., electriforming, surface measurement and vacuum system operation.

The Cosmic-Ray Electron Synchrotron Telescope (CREST)
The CREST experiment is a high-altitude balloon payload designed to measure the flux of cosmic-ray electrons at energies above 2 TeV.

Multiple Undergraduate Research Projects
Our goal is to facilitate undergraduate participation in NASA-relevant research projects, mentored by Science and Engineering faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
UROP is a program designed to cultivate and support research partnerships between University of Illinois College of Engineering undergraduates and faculty members. All projects focus on NASA-related science and engineering research.

Private National Laboratories

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Joint University – Fermilab Doctoral Program in Accelerator Physics and Technology

Undergraduate Summer Programs

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory offers undergraduate internships and provides guided tours and speakers for college groups.


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NASA Center Internships
Undergraduate opportunities for mentored research experiences at participating NASA Centers and research support facilities. Applications are submitted through NASA’s OSSI-SOLAR website.