Undergraduate research often takes place under the auspices of course CS 4999 (Independent Study). In this context, the student works one-on-one with the professor or with the professor's research group on some problem of mutual interest.

It is also possible for undergraduates to participate in paid research, based on grant funding and other circumstances.  Either way, students should approach faculty directly if they think they may have mutual interests regarding research. Those who are unsure about which faculty member to approach should talk with their advisor. Visit the Registering for CS 4999 website for additional information.

For incoming freshman, Cornell sponsors the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar program. This program allows talented freshman to work with faculty on promising projects beginning in their first year at Cornell.

The College of Arts & Sciences runs a research program for Cornell students.

Department Showcase

Once a year, the Department sponsors a Computer Science Fair in which recent examples of undergraduate innovation and research are showcased.