About Opportunity Research Scholars’ Program

What is ORS?

The Opportunity Research Scholars’ Program (ORS) is an innovative undergraduate research program designed to enhance and expand the academic experience of undergraduate students majoring in ECE.

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

What do students gain from ORS?

  • Hands-on research experience
  • Skill-building opportunities including technical writing and public speaking
  • Social and community building within the ORS program
  • Networking events with ORS industry sponsors
  • Exposure to many of the technical interest areas within the field of electrical and computer engineering
  • Scholars receive credit or pay for conducting research