About the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics; alumni include 11 Nobel Laureates, Academy Award winners, business founders and CEOs and sports stars. Illinois is consistently ranked in the top universities for NSF-funded research, totaling more than $600 million annually.

About Inclusive Illinois: one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois: one campus, many voices is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected.

About NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. Current research focus areas are Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Computing and Data Sciences, Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Materials and Manufacturing, and Physics and Astronomy.

About INCLUSION Partners

Summer Research Opportunities Program

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a summer research program that provides undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in graduate study at Illinois with an opportunity to explore careers in research. The program at Illinois provides students with an experience that will help strengthen their knowledge, skills, and understanding of graduate school.

About Champaign-Urbana

The twin cities of Champaign-Urbana are a micro-urban community that offers serious business, technology and innovation capabilities while maintaining a small-town feel in downstate Illinois. The two downtowns are separated by just a few miles, easy enough to access by bicycle or public transportation and both host highly-rated restaurants, bars and community events, including The Pygmalion Music Festival, Ebertfest, the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, multiple farmers’ markets and much more. C-U was recently rated as the #2 college town in the United States by BusinessInsider.com and regularly rates highly in fun, growing, healthy, and affordable rankings. C-U is also 2-3 hours away from major metropolitan areas—Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis—all easily accessible by car, bus or train.


Read the full NSF abstract about the program.

About NSF REU sites

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has many Research for Undergraduate Experiences sites in the field of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. View the full list of opportunities.

There are other REU Sites at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well. Go here and search by state (Illinois) at the bottom of the page.


PI: Daniel S. Katz

Co-PI: Olena Kindratenko