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BURE - Bowers CIS Undergraduate Research Experience

Have you ever wondered what research is like, or considered pursuing a PhD after you graduate? If so, then BURE may be for you!


BURE helps Cornell Bowers CIS undergraduates gain new skills and explore research with a hands-on summer experience. Open to all Cornell Bowers CIS undergraduates, BURE pairs undergraduates with a faculty mentor for a 10-week summer research program. Applicants rank prospective faculty mentors from a list of participating mentors, and are then matched with a mentor based on both student and faculty preference. Applicants must have taken a core CS, IS, or SDS course, and are highly encouraged to speak with a prospective faculty mentor prior to applying. BURE is a full time commitment, with students required to attend all BURE programming throughout the summer.

Here’s what you can expect from the program:

  • Hourly wage (40 hours/week for 10 weeks) or research stipend

  • Series of enrichment talks on technical and career topics throughout the summer

  • End of summer Research Symposium on August 9, 2024

  • Social events with other BURE scholars and mentors

Summer 2024 program dates are June 3, 2024 through August 9, 2024.