Application Process

Opportunity Research Scholars Program (ORS) is an application-only program for ECE undergraduate students.

Eligibility to Apply

  • Undergraduate electrical engineering or computer engineering majors
  • Undergraduates who are motivated to conduct research
  • Students in good academic standing
  • Students who commit to a minimum of one program year, two consecutive semesters (fall to spring)
  • Priority given to students who are sophomores and juniors
  • Note: Coop students are not eligible due to the required one-year commitment

What are the Requirements?

  • Conduct research for about 8 hours per week during school semesters
  • Commit to the research project for a minimum of 1 program year (fall to spring, consecutive semesters)
  • Communicate promptly with team members and ORS staff
  • Adhere to deadlines for team projects and deliverables
  • Attend required workshops

When to Apply

ORS beings each fall semester.  Applications are accepted beginning in April of each year.

During the first week of school fall semester and mid-spring semester, information sessions are held and eligible students are invited to apply.

How to Apply

Applications are available in Van Leer, #470.

Applications are also available at the information sessions.