Electrical & Computer Engineering at Northeastern Transformational Experiences in Research


Summer 2017 Research Experiences in Boston



The ENTER program will provide competitively selected undergraduate students with engaging 8-10 week summer research experiences working with faculty and graduate students from Northeastern University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department.

The program will comprise:

  • A personalized placement in a Northeastern ECE faculty member's research group, with a clearly defined project and research deliverables
  • Professional development program, including career and technical development education as well as an introduction to the rich educational opportunities in the greater Boston area
  • A social/cultural program, exposing students to the offerings of Boston and New England

ENTER Benefits

  • Up to $5,000 stipend
  • On-campus housing  
  • Professional development program
  • Cultural/social activities
  • Career/graduate school planning


Who is Eligible?

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Current undergraduate students going into their junior or senior year (applicants will be a sophomore or junior at the time of filling out the application). Exceptions may be granted based on experience
  • Open to students of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related departments
  • Students with proof of health insurance



Over 65 ECE and affiliated faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research funded by a wide variety of US government agencies and over 20 industrial partners with 4 NSF- and DHS-funded research centers. ECE’s research strengths include: communications and signal processing; computer engineering and networking and robotics; electromagnetics and optics; microsystems and devices; and power electronics, systems, and control. ENTER students will have the opportunity to apply to work on specific research projects.

For more information about the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and Northeastern University visit:

Please check back for updates and additional information.


Application Processes

Step 1: Look over available research projects

Step 2: Complete online application

Step 3: Have two letters of recommendation from faculty members or lab supervisors submitted to Enter@neu.edu

Application Timeline

January 2017 — Applications open

March 3, 2017 — Applications deadline

March 2017 — Application review and Skype interviews

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

The ENTER program runs from early June to mid-August