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!
2022 Application & Program Information
Applications will be distributed to students on January 10, and will be due on February 16. Decisions will be announced on March 11. The program will take place from May 9 to July 29. Check back soon for more details!
The URP is only to Pitt undergraduate students.
Students are required to work 40 hours a week on their project.
Students are allowed to take only 1 course over the summer with program approval.
No vacations will be permitted during the 12 week program.
Thank you to our 2021 participants and faculty advisors for a successful summer program! This year was our largest and most academically diverse cohort, with 30 students from all engineering departments, biological sciences, geology, environmental studies, economics, political science, computer science, and psychology.
Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium attendees view a student presentation on Zoom. The Symposium was held virtually on July 26-28, 2021.
Past Projects & Highlights
Environmental Justice Teaching, Sydney Dubose
Living Electrodes, Heather Phillips
Chemical Catch: Detecting Emerging Contaminants of Concern
Undergraduate Summer Research Program Symposium, 2018
Summer students spending a day in Homewood with the Oasis Project, July 2021
Past URP Resources
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 of MCSI Undergraduate Summer Research