How Can I Get Involved with Undergraduate Research? (Opportunities! AccessComputing Fall 2015)

Research internships present opportunities for undergraduates to gain an exposure to research and consider whether they are interested in research careers and graduate school. There are several programs that allow computing undergraduates with disabilities to become involved in research.

  • Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) matches women and students from underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities, with a computer science or engineering faculty mentor for summer research experiences at the mentor’s home institution.
  • The Quality of Life Center at the University of Pittsburgh offers an REU Program focused on rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology fields. They encourage students with disabilities to apply.
  • Find more links to summer research programs that are interested in recruiting students with disabilities at the AccessComputing website.
  • There are many National Science Foundation sponsored sites for research experiences for undergraduates. 

Subject to funding availability, AccessComputing funds research and industry internships for students with disabilities. To learn more, contact AccessComputing at 206-685-3648 (V/TTY) or

Interested in participating in an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)? 

AccessComputing has funding for 2016 to place computing students with disabilities in computing research projects at colleges and universities.