The Bowers Undergraduate Research Experience for the Next generation of leading technologists in academia (BURE Next) was created to provide an  interactive cutting-edge research experience for undergraduates across the nation and broaden participation in the computing field. In order to meet this initiative, students will be selected from our partnership with the LEAP Alliance and Minority Serving Institutions to participate in BURE Next each year. During this 10-week summer program, students will be paired with a Bowers CIS faculty mentor who shares their preferences and research interests related to computer science, information science, statistics, or data science. In addition to mentorship, participants will be expected to collaboratively work on a research project; attend professional development enrichment talks; engage in interactive social activities with the Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team; and attend the end of summer research symposium. If you are interested in being considered for this program, please review the information below:

  • Students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field and have taken a core course in computer science, information science, statistics, or data science are eligible to apply for BURE Next.
  • BURE Next is open to all students pursuing a STEM education in the United States and Puerto Rico. 
  • Applicants will be required to submit a one-page statement describing your research interests and any relevant experience; one to two letters of recommendation; an unofficial transcript; and ranking of five prospective faculty mentors.
  • Applications for BURE Next will open January 2024.
  • BURE Next will be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on June 3, 2024 to August 9, 2024. Dates are subject to change.
  • Selected participants will receive a reimbursement for their travel arrangements along with free housing accommodations. 
  • Please Note: BURE Next students are hired as hourly employees, and are expected to work 40 hours/week. Students are not allowed to work more than 40 hours/week or participate in outside employment. As a result, applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their questions to our Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team at dei-office@cis.cornell.edu.

BURE Next is funded in part by the Bowers CIS Department of Computer Science, the Hopper-Dean Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.



­Learn about cutting-edge research in computer science, information science, statistics, and data science.

Work with a faculty mentor from the Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science.

Learn about the benefits and processes of obtaining a graduate degree.

­Participate in community-building socials and engage in a research project.

­Discover research-oriented career pathways in the field of technology.

Talk with current Ph.D. students about their graduate experience.