Summer Research Opportunities

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

MCSI is thrilled to announce its student-project pairings for this year's program! The complete list can be found here.

The program will take place from May 9 to July 29. The complete list of project descriptions and advisors for the 2022 Undergraduate Research Program can be found here.

Program Policies

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.

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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

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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


Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261