Summer Research Opportunities

Make Your Summer Count.
Dive into the World of Research.

Want to do real research — and get an experience that opens doors for you?
Looking to challenge your mind, future-proof your résumé and have some fun?

Our summer research programs provide students intending to major in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields with a one-of-a-kind research experience. Working alongside faculty and fellow students on cutting-edge research projects, you'll tackle weighty world issues, build powerful relationships, and set a course for college and career success. Through this structured research experience, students learn research techniques, acquire background on a research question and follow through on the initial phases of a real research problem. In addition to research skills, the SRI program emphasizes development of workplace skills that employers, graduate schools and professional schools, such as medical schools, expect in college graduates: communication, collaborative, project management, and leadership skills.

We have two summer research programs; The Summer Research Immersion Program (SRI) and the Fast-track Research Immersion Program (FtRI). You can learn more about each of these programs by visiting the respective program page found on the directory to the right.

The recordings from our 2023 live, informational, winter webinars on SRI and FtRI are posted for viewing on their respective pages. Advertisement for a 2024 informational winter webinar will be posted here once determined.

Unique Benefits

  • Growth

    Your personal and professional growth: turbocharged. You'll learn methods of scientific research and develop your skills of critical thinking and collaborative research earlier than most undergraduate students.

  • Direction

    Your future will be brighter. You'll acquire a solid foundation toward your chosen career or advanced academic studies.

  • Recognition

    People will know your name. You'll find opportunities to publish in professional journals, present posters at conferences, seek industry internships, be considered for fellowships, and a whole lot more.

  • Access

    Renowned faculty members work with you. You'll build powerful connections with influential Binghamton University professors and lay the foundation for requesting valuable letters of recommendation, which are often required for scholarships internships and graduate school applications.

  • Friendship

    Great team members make for great friends. You'll work alongside students who are excited about the same things as you are and build important, long-lasting relationships along the way.

Research Streams

Participants investigate exciting research topics all summer long! You’ll conduct research in what are known as Research Streams, specially created research courses for emerging fields in sciences and engineering.

SRI and FtRI program pages will indicate which Research Streams will be running for the summer.

Apply to our Summer Research Programs

The application for SRI 2024 will be released mid-January, 2024. Programs have rolling admission, and application review will start on March 4th, 2024. The number of slots in the SRI and FtRI programs are limited, so we recommend that you apply as early as possible. Applicants are notified within a few weeks of the application deadline. The original application deadline of April 7th, 2024 has passed but we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis in case slots remain. 

Review of applications will end when all slots are filled.