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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in collaboration with Intel, is launching a new research experience for undergraduates (REU) program in summer 2022. Students accepted into the program will come to UNC for the summer and conduct research in the areas of hardware and system security under the guidance of UNC faculty and Intel researchers.

We invite rising juniors with an interest in research to apply. No prior research experience is required. Students from all majors are eligible to apply, however we seek students who are majoring in or otherwise have a background in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering.

The program is especially interested in applications from excellent students who share our goal of building an equitable and inclusive learning environment. We especially encourage womxn and students whose racial or ethnic identities have historically been underrepresented in computing to apply.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by April 1, 2022.

Notifications will be made as decisions are made.

The in-person program will run from June 6 through July 29, 2022.

What to Expect

Students will spend eight weeks in Chapel Hill working closely with UNC faculty, graduate students, and Intel researchers. During the day, students will gain experience working on research in systems security, hardware security, and privacy; attend talks by Intel researchers and developers; and meet regularly with their research mentors.


  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Rising juniors
  • All majors welcome, with preference to computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering majors


Ready to apply? Use this form!


If you have questions about the program, please email