Opportunity Research Scholars’ Program

The Opportunity Research Scholars’ Program (ORS) is an innovative undergraduate research program designed to enhance and expand the academic experience of ECE majors to help them reach their full potential. As an enrichment program, ORS helps students to see beyond the rigors of the academic curriculum and understand the possible applications of the concepts they learn in the classroom.

Why Students Join ORS

Program Overview

  • ORS students work on a research project for two-consecutive semesters supervised by a graduate mentor and faculty advisor
  • Students work on teams of 3-4 undergraduates
  • A graduate mentor leads the team and meets with students on a regular basis
  • ORS students attend research workshops and professional enrichment activities throughout the year
  • No prior experience is required

Interested in joining ORS? Join us for an Info session!

UPCP Partnership

ORS is dedicated to ensuring students are able to effectively communicate their ideas as engineers and researchers to a variety of audiences. The program consistently works jointly with the Undergraduate Professional Communication Program (UPCP) in ECE to design workshops and materials to strengthen technical communication skills. Click here to learn more about the UPCP.

Upcoming Events


Research Paper Draft Due

On February 25, 2024 at 8:00 am

Research Paper Draft due by email to respective mentors as per instructions.


Info Session for Prospective ORS Scholars

On February 27, 2024 at 11:00 am

Van Leer 283

GT-ECE undergraduates who wish to apply to ORS for 2024-25 are invited to attend this info session.


“Critiquing Research Papers” – Assignment Available

On February 29, 2024 at 8:00 am

“Critiquing Research Papers” assignment will be available online.