Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing (UROC) is for students majoring in computer science and informatics.  Faculty and PhD students coach/mentor undergraduate apprentices on a computing related research project.


  • 3-9 hours per week on research related work. Following an initial kick-off session, scholars will be involved in 3-9 hours of research per week. Hours will complement your schedule and will be set by your team.
  • Regular meetings with you Ph.D. student/faculty mentor.
  • Monthly research team meetings. In addition to the regular meetings you will have with your Ph.D. Mentor, you will have monthly team meetings.
  • Attend monthly professional development seminars. There will be one professional development seminar per month that will help promote the research agenda as well as focus on creating posters for conferences and demonstrations.
  • Participate in a poster session. At the end of the semester, we will have a poster session to highlight you and your peer research partner's research efforts.
  • Enroll in a 1-3 credit special topics research course. During the semester you will need to enroll in a 1-3 credit hour special topics research course (CSCI-Y390).


  • Gain valuable hands-on research experience
  • One-on-one interaction with a Ph.D. student mentor
  • Graduate School or career preparation
    • Project Management
    • Working with a diverse team
    • Professional development- presentation skills, etc.

Opportunities for IU Students

Summer Opportunities

IU Summer Research Opportunities Computing 

The IU Summer Research Opportunities Computing is a residential research experience held at IU (Bloomington, Indiana) which engages both undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of programs in continuous, extensive, and collaborative research in the areas of Informatics and Computer Science.  Each student receives a stipend and travel funding.  In addition to research, students will participate in other activities including professional development seminars and social activities. View the 2013 SROC Project posters.

Other Student Programs

UROC Competition Winners


For more information, contact: Dr. Lamara Warren ldwarren@indiana.edu