The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) offers the ISyE Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, a 10-week summer program during which talented undergraduate students conduct full-time independent research under the direction of an ISyE faculty mentor. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides an opportunity for students, particularly those from underrepresented groups in this field, to develop research skills and build their professional networks with faculty from the top-ranked industrial engineering program in the US.

Eligibility:

  • Located in the Atlanta area for Summer 2024 (note: program does not provide housing to participants)
  • Rising juniors and seniors (who will not have graduated by May 2024) majoring in engineering, math, science, computing, or a related field

Program Details:

  • 20 hours per week for ten weeks
  • $3000 stipend
  • Students are responsible for housing, transportation, and meals

Deliverables:

  • Written research report and/or presentation

Required Application Materials:

  • Statement of purpose indicating your interest in the program 
  • Resume or CV
  • Recommendation letter from a faculty member at your institution (to be submitted separately)

APPLICATION OPENS: FEBRUARY 2025

For more info, please email: 
ug-research@isye.gatech.edu

Summer Scholars FAQ

Can a Sophomore student apply to the program?

Depending on the types of courses you have completed. We are looking for students that have, Foundational Engineering Courses, typically these courses are not completed in your first two years. If you have these courses or want to discuss how the courses you have can support your application to the program, please, email us to discuss them at, ug-research@isye.gatech.edu.


Can I choose a project?

We try to maximize the preferences, but we cannot guarantee this. It all depends on the number of applications.  


Do you have a limited number of applications? 

While we welcome and encourage applications, this is a competitive program, and we have a limited number of applicants we can accept.


Does this give me preference when applying to graduate school including ISYE’s Program?

The review process for all applications considers several factors but the involvement in undergraduate research is always a strengthening component. In our comprehensive, holistic admission process, we consider your academic background as well as your pursuits and interests outside the classroom.


I have changed my mind. Can I opt out of the program?

If chosen for the program, we expect a commitment during the 10 weeks the program lasts. Please, let us know as soon as possible after being notified that you are no longer interested so that we may give another qualified applicant a chance. We also understand circumstances may occur that are beyond your control, please, communicate with the program staff as soon as possible.  


What are some of the benefits in applying to this program? 

To explore and be exposed to Graduate School research opportunities. This program provides an opportunity for students, particularly those from underrepresented groups in this field, to develop research skills and build their professional networks with faculty from the top-ranked industrial engineering program in the US. 


What if I do not have a faculty reference? 

It is a requirement. 


What should I include in my Statement of Purpose?

Statement of Purpose describes what interests you about the opportunity and summarizes what you can bring to a project. Not more than one page.
 


Why this program over others? 

Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) graduate program has been ranked No.1 by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, for the 33rd consecutive year. Read about the wonderful work our Faculty and Researchers are doing.


Would I have something to show for my time spent?

What you receive depends on the time spent during the time, but all students are expected to create a poster summarizing their project. Read about past projects.