Undergraduate Education

Bioengineering Summer Undergraduate Research Program

This program is designed to introduce undergraduate students to research and applications at the interface of engineering and the life science. In addition to undertaking a research project in an academic lab, students will also receive basic training and experience in communicating their research findings.

Students will also be exposed to academic and industry career paths in Bioengineering. Student participants will be part of a cohort of 10-20 other students working on a range of Bioengineering research projects across campus. Students will have the opportunity to interact with a cohort of fellow Princeton undergraduates interested in Bioengineering (including a new Princeton iGEM team), participate in activities including an industry visit, tour of Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs (PICB), training in best practices in scientific communication, and participate in a end of year poster session and reception.

This is a 9 week residential program inclusive of stipend, meals, on-campus housing, and a $1,000 research budget.  Rising sophomores through rising seniors are encouraged to apply.

Interested students should submit the following information via the Student Activities Funding Engine website (SAFE):

  • CV
  • Research plan
  • Concept budget for research funds
  • Faculty mentor endorsement
  • Confirmation of time commitment

Check back for updates!

For more information, visit Office of Undergraduate Research



iGEM is an international synthetic biology competition, where undergraduates design a project and engineer living cells to perform new functions. The Princeton BioE iGEM team is a 1-year time commitment for ~10 students. The team will participate in the competition by designing a research project over the spring semester and carrying it out in the summer, before traveling to present it at the iGEM Jamboree in the fall.

For more information, contact Jared Toettcher, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology.