Various different types of research project are pursued in the ECE Department. These include projects based on research grants awarded to faculty members, exploratory research in preparation for research proposals, and undergraduate research projects. These different types are summarized briefly below.
Funded research projects are supported by grants from external agencies, from companies, from foundations, and from research centers at Stevens. Graduate students interested in Research Assistantship positions should contact the faculty members involved in these projects. ECE funded research projects span the range of research thrust areas of the department.
Exporatory research is performed to explore opportunities for extended research proects in various areas. These exploratory projects are seldom publicized but provide opportunities for the graduate student to establish a working relationship with a faculty member, with an opportunity to demonstrate the qualifications that would lead to a funded Research Assitantship position.
Various programs within Stevens provide support for undergraduate students to conduct a research project (usually during the summer) based on an idea initiated by the student or on an idea suggested by the faculty member advising the student. Undergraduates are encouraged to become familiar with the general research being performed within the department and to submit applications for the Stevens' undergraduate research programs.
Funding for undergraduate research is normally not provided by the ECE Department itself.