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 Proposal Due

On October 6, 2023

Assignment to be submitted by 11:59 PM on October 6 as per instructions.


Research Presentation Draft Due

On October 20, 2023

Research Presentation Slides to be submitted by each team by 11:59 PM on October 20 as per instructions.


Research Roundtable

From October 24, 2023 to November 14, 2023, Every Tue, Thu at 11:00 am

Van Leer 283

Required event for ORS scholars. Mentors are required only to attend their respective team’s presentation with the other presentations being optional for them.