Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research

Participating in undergraduate research makes you stand out to potential employers.

At the University of Nebraska, undergraduate research is actively promoted and students have various opportunities to be involved in ongoing research. At the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, all major research groups work with undergraduates. Upperclass students with a strong GPA and a strong work ethic should meet with faculty in interested areas. Faculty are particularly interested in students who have completed a course, taught by the faculty member, and who stood out, both in academics and class participation.


UCARE (Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences), is funded by the Pepsi Endowment and the Program of Excellence. UCARE pairs undergraduate students with faculty, providing a unique educational experience by allowing students to be involved in ongoing research or other creative activities. Students who qualify will receive an annual award of up to $2400 ($1200/semester).

Undergraduates who have completed 30 credit hours ( by the end of the applying semester ) can apply for UCARE. Applicants will also need to have identified a faculty member to work with and a research project to work on. Interested students should either meet with their Undergraduate Adviser, who may be able to identify current research opportunities, or approach faculty directly.

The application deadline for participating in UCARE is generally a full semester or more before the actual start of the funding period. UCARE also hosts various workshops on topics from applying for UCARE to successfully completing your research.

If undergraduate research interests you, visit UCARE today for more information on this exciting opportunity.


UCARE 2016โ€“2017 Awardees

Traffic Congestion Reduction Application by Ayush Manish Agrawal, Faculty sponsor: Mohammad Rashedul Hasan

VITA-Math Day by Alex Sturtz, Faculty sponsor: Berthe Choueiry

Effects of Using Robotics for the Classroom in the United States by Alisha Bevins, Faculty sponsor: Brittany Duncan

Protecting UAVs from Fire: Safety during Controlled Burns by Rebecca Horzewski, Faculty sponsor: Carrick Detweiler

Integration of Unmanned Aircraft System Vehicles of the NIMBUS Lab into a commercial simulator by Shreya Rawal, Faculty sponsor: Justin Bradley

The Impact of Diversity on Open Ad-Hoc Team Formation Environments in Multiagent Systems by Elliot Sandfort, Faculty sponsor: Leen-Kiat Soh

UCARE 2015โ€“2016 Awardees

Decreasing Resource Contention with Data Relocation in Flash Systems by Austin Schmidt, Faculty sponsor: Hong Jiang

Development of Scientific Visualization Tools for Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Chromatography by Davis Rempe, Faculty sponsor: Stephen Scott

Flying by Fire: Using UAVs for Close Observation of Wildfires by Rebecca Horzewski, Faculty sponsor: Carrick Detweiler

VITA-Math Day by Dylan Laible and Benjamin Peda, Faculty sponsor: Berthe Choueiry

Nebraska International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Team by Colton Harper, Faculty sponsor: Massimiliano Pierobon

VITA-Math Day by Jeevan Rajagopal, Faculty sponsor: Mohammad Hasan

Steelarm: An Independently-Produced Videogame About Privilege and Player Choice by Isaac Coleman, Faculty sponsor: Tamy Burnett

Nebraska International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Team by Phoung Ninh, Faculty sponsor: Myra Cohen

UCARE 2014โ€“2015 Awardees

Regression Test Selection from Binary Sources by Nathan McKain, faculty mentor: Gregg Rothermel

Survey error prevention: An intelligent agent approach by Gregory Atkin, faculty mentor: Leen-Kiat Soh

Powering Aquatic Sensors Remotely with Quadcopters by Jacob Greenwood, faculty mentor: Carrick Detweiler

Platte Basin Timelapse Image Analysis by Spencer Landis, faculty mentor: Ashok Samal

Image Analysis for Archival Discovery: Poetic Content in Historic Newspapers by Maanas Varma Datla, faculty mentor: LeenKiat Soh

Operationalizing Automatic Poem Identification in Archival Newspapers: Research Issues and Solution Engineering by Maanas Varma Datla and Spencer Kulwicki, Faculty Sponsor: Leen-Kiat Soh

VITA-Math Day by Dylan Laible Benjamin Peda, Faculty Sponsor: Berthe Choueiry