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Research Opportunities

Penn State offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research and creative endeavors. Working with faculty mentors, undergraduates engage in active learning in the laboratory, library, studio, and field. Through these experiences, students share in the excitement of discovery, develop important skills, and explore career choices. They get to know faculty members and connect with a disciplinary community. Many publish, perform, exhibit, or present their work, sharing it with audiences beyond Penn State.

Building Engineering-Seminal Undergraduate Research Experience (BE-SURE) is a unique opportunity for AE undergraduate students to participate in extracurricular faculty-mentored research projects. Students will gain hands-on experience in research and receive professional development training by AE faculty members in construction, lighting/electrical, mechanical, and structural research areas. View more information and apply here.

To learn more about other research opportunities, please visit the research opportunities page on the Office of Undergraduate Education site here.



Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394