Student Opportunities

The Litt Lab and Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics collaborate with a number of programs both university-wide and nationally to offer research opportunities to students of all ages and backgrounds that are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Students who are BE, CIS and EE majors with strong computational and programming skills are preferred. Experience with MatLab required and experience with other programming languages such as Java and R are also preferred.logo - The Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) The Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) assists undergraduate students to find potential research opportunities. Below are some of the programs that have connected students the Litt Lab.

For more information about student opportunities in the Litt Lab email Everett Prince at

Work Study

Penn/Federal Work-Study is a federal government and Student Financial Services subsidized work program, which provides on-campus and off-campus employment to eligible undergraduate and graduate students with financial need.

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NSF/AMP Undergraduate Research Program (through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion)

The National Science Foundation and Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation research program allows university science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students to gain laboratory research experience while working on cutting-edge research in various disciplines for faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Medical School, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Wharton School of Business.

Consists of a 10-week summer research experience with stipend

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The Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies (SUNFEST) is a unique program that provides talented undergraduate students with hands-on research experience during the summer in the area of sensor technologies. Each year an average of 10 undergraduate students are selected from various universities nationwide. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation as a REU site (Research Experience for Undergraduates) and the Center for Sensor Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Consists of a 14-week summer research experience with stipend

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Singh Center for Nanotechnology REU Program

The program is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to work with scientists on the cutting-edge of nanoscale research. The Singh Center is centered around four major research facilities, all feathering state-of-the-art equipment for nanoscale characterization, measurement, and fabrication: the Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility, the Nanoscale Characterization Facility, the Scanning and Local Probe Facility, and the Material Property Measurement Facility.

Consists of a 10-week research experience with stipend

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Franklin Institute STEM Scholars

The STEM Scholars program serves a select group of Philadelphia-area students in grades 9-12 who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. The program’s mission is to increase promising urban students' matriculation into college and careers in STEM fields by providing an immersion portal to enhance STEM subject knowledge and problem-solving skills.

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