Student Research Opportunities at MIDE

MIDE is always interested in hearing from motivated students seeking to participate in scientific research. We work on a wide variety of problems, which include elements from physics, engineering, mathematics, materials science, computer programming, and more.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Are you an undergraduate looking for an opportunity to enhance your education in a STEM-related discipline? MIDE administers a variety of internship and research initiatives that allow you to conduct real-world research while networking with mentors and fellow students. Undergraduate research opportunities can include paid or unpaid internships, research for course credit in the form of 499 courses, work study placement, or as part of the UMKC SEARCH or SUROP undergraduate research programs.

Graduate Research

Graduate Research

If you are a graduate student ready to discover, invent, and find solutions, MIDE has an opportunity for you to be inspired and develop your skillset as an instructor, researcher, collaborator, and leader. Positions are also available for graduate students desiring to complete a master’s degree or doctoral research through UMKC’s i-PhD program. Students are typically enrolled in Physics or Electric and Computer Engineering graduate programs, but we may also have projects suitable for co-discipline students from primary disciplines such as Chemistry and Mathematics and Statistics.

If you would like to discuss possible research opportunities, please contact the individual faculty member or scientist that you are interested in working with or e-mail us for more information.

Student Veterans and Research

Student Veterans and Research

MIDE is one of a select number of institutes/institutions that offers paid internships for student veterans or active service members interested in pursuing research opportunities. As a partnership with Veterans to Energy Careers (VTEC), military-connected students can receive a paid internship, coupled with one-on-one mentorship and professional development to help guide veterans into sustainable careers. For more information on VTEC, please contact Angela Cottrell, Director of Research and Institute Programs, who can provide you with application details.