Summer Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Get paid over the summer to do research in sustainability. If you are interested in going beyond classroom curriculum, developing your own ideas, and working independently on hands-on research all while getting paid…this program is for you!

2023 Application & Program Information

Congratulations to the 26 students accepted to our 2023 Undergraduate Summer Research Program! This summer's program will run from May 8th to July 28th.

View the complete list of 2023 student-project pairings.

View all 2023 projects and advisors.

Program Policies

Past Projects & Highlights

Student-created video summaries of select projects presented at 2022's Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium can be found on the Pitt Sustainability YouTube Channel.

A student giving a presentation on greenhouse gasCivil and Environmental Engineering student Ryan Krug presents his findings at the Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium. The Symposium was held on July 25-26, 2022.

Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium 2022 group photoUndergraduate Summer Research Symposium, 2022

Past URP Resources

2022 Participants and Project Pairings
2022 Project Titles and Advisors
2021 Participants and Project Pairings
2020 Participants and Project Pairings
2020 Project Titles and Advisors

2019 Project Descriptions

2019 URP Symposium Agenda

View list of all past participants in MCSI Undergraduate Summer Research


Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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