Undergraduate Research Program


Undergraduate research opportunities at Iowa State are numerous and are an important part of the educational experience. In our department, students work with our faculty members on several leading research areas of civil, environmental, and construction engineering, including: construction engineering and management, environmental/water resources engineering, geotechnical/materials engineering, structural engineering and transportation engineering.

What is the undergraduate research program?

The program allows students to conduct research in the department and become more comfortable with the research realm, learning what is a good fit for them and if they want to do research in the future. 

What is the structure of the program?

The program allows students to apply for a $15/hour research position working closely with a CCEE faculty member.

How do I apply?

To apply to this program, you must be a student with at least one semester at ISU, a minimum 3.0 GPA and an interest in research.

Contact Omar Smadi at smadi@iastate.edu to apply.


“We are trying to provide an experience with hands-on research working on a real-world problem funded by industry, and a class where students learn research skills and professional development activities.”

Omar Smadi, associate professor in ccee and director of graduate education
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