Apply Now for Summer Research Experience

Are You a Rising High School First-Year or Sophomore? Are You Interested in Robotics or Artificial Intelligence? Apply Now to Participate in the ECE Hybrid Summer Research Experience, July 6–16

The goal of this free-of-charge hybrid summer research experience is to introduce high school students to research activities in science and technology through active participation and hands-on, real-world experience. The program will consist of short (virtual) lectures, design, assembling, and programming taught by ECE Florida faculty and students. The days will run 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Students will be able to attend virtually via Zoom or in person in Larsen Hall on the UF campus. Please note that while lunch will not be provided, there will be opportunists to purchase food at the Reitz Student Union located nearby.

Program Requirements

Students enrolled in any high school are eligible to participate. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

  • The research experience is free of charge.
  • Students may be required to purchase material (TI-RSLK Basic Kit for $109) for their experiment at a reasonable cost.
  • Students must be rising first- or second-year students and have an understanding of STEM topics.
  • Students can choose between activities in machine learning or robotics.


Apply using the online form. All applications must be submitted by May 30, EOB. Students will be notified by email by June 15.

Questions about the application process? Email Dr. Christophe Bobda at

Spread the Word

Know a student that might be interested? Feel free to download and freely distribute the flyer, linked below.