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Research & Professional Development Opportunities

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Internships & Co-Ops
SPEED Teams
Professional Societies
Professional Development Activities

Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Clarkson offers undergraduate students unparalleled opportunities to work with faculty members on significant research projects through Clarkson’s Honors Program or via directed study courses or summer research opportunities. Collectively, these opportunities enable the student to develop critical research skills and help them to determine if advanced graduate study or working in a research environment is right for them. Learn more about electrical engineering, software engineering or computer engineering research projects.

Internships & Co-Ops
A summer or a semester of professional employment is the best way to get an overview of what a career as an electrical, computer or software engineer will be like (and you’ll get paid a professional salary while you learn). Thanks to Clarkson's Cooperative Education Program and the efforts of the Career Center, you can have experience, earn money and graduate in four years. Learn more about internships and co-ops.

SPEED Teams
You can also join one of our 16 wildly popular SPEED teams that draw students from all majors at Clarkson. Current SPEED team project include FIRST Robotics, Electric Snowmobile, Construction Management and Environmental Design.

Professional Societies
ECE students at Clarkson are active in a number of professional societies, including:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Professional Development Activities
ECE students also may be interested in joining:

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, Local Chapter
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Student Branch
  • Electrochemical Society, Local Chapter
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design (SPEED)
  • Tau Beta Pi