Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley

Supports a research and training program at Berkeley in Engineering. For 2nd and 3rd year students with $4500 stipend.

he goal of the SUPERB Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) program in EECS is to prepare and motivate a group of diverse, competitive candidates for graduate study. Our research focus is collecting and using Big Data for the public good.

SUPERB participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer working on exciting ongoing research projects focused on Big Data with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students. Students who participate in this research apprenticeship explore options for graduate study, gain exposure to a large research-oriented department, and are motivated to pursue graduate study.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

2nd and 3rd year students

U.S. citizen or permanent residents


Application Process

When sending application sections to the various email addresses provided, please include the name of the student in the file name (e.g. gloria-smith-resume.pdf).  The cumulative size of the attachments for each message cannot exceed 80MB.

The SUPERB Application consists of the following:

  1. Online Application Form
  2. A Resume or CV emailed to the following email address:
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation with recommendation forms (see below) sent to the following email address:
  4. Transcript emailed to the following email address: (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, however, if selected you will be asked to provide official copies of your transcripts).

Deadline is January 31, 2018. However, students may be accepted on a rolling basis so please apply early.

The program is open to U.S Citizens or permanent residents who are rising juniors or seniors and have completed some upper division course work in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS).A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required with upward trends in grades being preferable. The program is open to students with or without prior research experience.

SUPERB, Audrey Sillers
University of California, Berkeley
203 Cory Hall #1770
Berkeley, CA 94720

Applicants will be notified of their status by mid February 2018.

Recommendation Letters

You are required to to obtain two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.

Instructions for Recommenders:  You must download and fill out the Recommendation Form to send along with your letter of recommendation.  On letterhead, please write candidly about the applicant and include information such as the student's academic success, qualifications and potential for conducting research.  Please email your letter of recommendation along with the corresponding form to:

Letters should be received by February 14, 2018