Engineering students are often eager to start research projects. Our favorable student-to-faculty ratio allows each student to work directly with a faculty mentor to identify research opportunities geared to their interests. All students must complete a Senior Project that may include research that prepares them for graduate study in Engineering, either at Yale or other top-rated universities.
Department or Program-sponsored social events also provide another opportunity for incoming engineering students to meet engineering majors and learn about traditional research opportunities as well as the activities of student engineering organizations. This exposure is the gateway to research activity, typically begun the summer after freshman year. For the motivated and well-prepared students, student engineering organizations provide a great opportunity for getting hands-on experience in research and development.