Summer Undergraduate Projects in Computer Science

Designed for Computer Science majors at all levels, our full-time 10-week summer experience encourages Duke students to explore research in team-based projects.

Students join small project teams (3-5 undergraduates per team), collaborating alongside other teams in a communal environment in the Computer Science department. Each team has a graduate student project mentor and a faculty advisor. The projects (see below) come from multiple and diverse Computer Science areas. In addition to regular meetings with their mentor and advisor, students will participate in activities designed to support their introduction to research, often with students from the Data+ and Code+ programs.

Participants received a $5,000 stipend, which they used to arrange their own housing and travel. Funding and infrastructure support are provided by the Computer Science department in partnership with the Office of Information Technology and the Information Initiative at Duke. While enrolled in the program, participants do not accept employment or take classes; this requirement is strictly enforced and non-negotiable.

If you missed this year's summer research programs, plan to apply next January and February for 2020 summer research opportunities.

Summer 2019 Projects

Learn more about summer 2019 projects, participating students, materials and activities: