Each academic year, Ozcan lab (and Prof. Di Carlo’s lab) recruits undergraduates to work on research projects. This program has existed formally since the 2014-2015 academic year. It is sponsored by HHMI, NSF-funded engineering research center, and the Koc Group. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) & National Science Foundation (NSF) Undergraduate Research Experience is designed to give undergraduates a chance to conduct high-impact research, develop both academically and professionally working with PhD students and post-docs in the labs, and present their work through academic journals and conference presentations.
Professors Aydogan Ozcan (Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering depts) and Dino Di Carlo (Bioengineering) develop cutting-edge platforms for various global health applications, including deep learning microscopy, rapid diagnosis of disease through microfluidics, air and water quality monitoring through holography. Their many interdisciplinary projects are not only at the forefront of academic research but have also produced technologies currently on the market.
The program is looking for dozens of students (all years and majors) with experience in any of the following: biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, machine learning, microfluidics, optics, image processing, app development, CAD, and more! Students will conduct research throughout the 2021-2022 academic year (while earning 194/199 credit), culminating in the spring quarter with an event where they will present their projects to a general audience, ranging from local high school students to UCLA professors.
Please note that our current programs are still running. We will start our new programs at the new academic year, October, 2021, Fall Quarter, 2021. Some projects might starts in Summer, 2021.
If you want to apply to our programs, please complete the following questionnaire: (copy and paste the address to your address bar of your browser)
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Our PIs will go through each application and contact the suitable candidates at the new academic year. We are looking forward to working with you.