DeMatteis School

(Advanced Summer Program in Research)

The Advanced Summer Program in Research (ASPiRe) is a 10-week, intensive program for students interested in pursuing a research project related to their major. ASPiRe students work full-time in DeMatteis laboratories under the guidance of faculty peer mentors. The program culminates with a symposium where students present their research findings.

Engineering and computer science students have the opportunity to engage in advanced work that gives them insight into what graduate level research is like. For many of the participants, the work they do can lead to presentations at professional conferences or even publications in scholarly journals.

Students interested in participating in the 2024 ASPiRe program need to have completed their second year in their major by Spring 2024, and should contact faculty members in their areas of interest to see what research projects are available.

Selected students receive a stipend to cover the cost of research materials and as compensation for their time.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Downey in the DeMatteis School Dean’s Office at



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