What is IMMERSE?
IMMERSE is a 10-week program that offers undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in world-class research. IMMERSE will provide you with training and experience that you will not get in any class, including how to work on a team, how to prepare and give technical presentations, and how to carry out an independent research project. After participating in IMMERSE, you will be much more attractive to graduate schools and employers than someone who was not involved in undergraduate research activities. IMMERSE faculty can provide letters of recommendation and references, and the technical publications you will be a part of will set you apart from other applicants.
What is expected of Summer Research Undergraduates chosen for the IMMERSE program?
IMMERSE is a very unique opportunity. Because of the time and monetary investment we will be making in you, we expect a certain commitment in return. We expect you to fully participate in all of the IMMERSE meetings and activities and to work diligently on your research project.
Summer Researchers must:
- Be actively pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, or another related field
- Commit to live in Provo and work full time with no other job or schooling (this is a full-time internship)
- Complete the online application
- Commit to live the BYU Honor Code
Is participating in IMMERSE better than getting an internship or going on a Study Abroad?
IMMERSE participation is different from an internship while including its benefits. Although internships vary in the level of technical work required of an intern, all IMMERSE students will have the opportunity to participate in meaningful ways to a variety of research opportunities. You will be assigned to a research group based on your specific interests to ensure that you gain experience to support you on the path of your own aspirations. IMMERSE students are often included on professional publications, which is an impressive resume builder for employment or graduate school and not something likely to happen from an internship. You will also rub shoulders with faculty members who are renown in their fields. These are valuable connections that can help you throughout your career.
What are your fields of focus?
- Communication and Signal Processing
- Robotics and Controls
- Embedded Computing
- Computer Networks and Systems
- Optics and Electromagnetics
- Microelectronics and Microsystems
- Molten Salt Electrochemistry
What are the dates?
May 13, 2024 to July 19, 2024
Will I be paid?
Summer Researchers who participate in IMMERSE will be paid a stipend.
Do you provide housing?
A stipend for housing will be given.
What is there to do in the Provo area?
The local area provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation, social activities, cultural events, and sporting events. Whether you want to spend your off-time hiking the canyons or attending a ballroom dance competition, you'll have many options available.