Answers to frequently asked questions.
Want to get your feet wet in research this summer? The Princeton Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) program recently launched by the Computer Science department may be able to fund your work.
This program is now also open to undergraduates from other universities. Those students should look at this page to find a project they like and apply for it.
Maybe you came up with an exciting idea while taking a course and want to implement/develop it. That could count as ``research." Or maybe you have ideas on how to redesign a computer science course to make it more interesting, and want to work with the professor teaching it. That could also count as ``research."
We have no set notions. Surprise us!
Think of an idea for a project and do some preliminary work to determine its feasibility. Find a faculty member who is interested in your idea and is willing to sponsor you.
Then write a brief (3-5 pages) proposal describing your project, and make a realistic estimate of the time (and resources) required for it. Ask your faculty sponsor to write a brief letter supporting your idea.
Have these two sent to: Randy Wang email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will hear soon about whether or not your project has been approved for funding.
Note: Occasionally, faculty members will announce research projects they are willing to guide students on. (See below.)
A partial list of faculty members who are willing to sponsor PURE projects in summer 2000.