For more information, including how to join, please contact, see our join us page, and see our presentation from the Fall 2021 Information Session. A few select previous projects are included on the project highlights page, and current projects on the research projects page.

Mission: Expand undergraduate research in science and engineering informatics to grow the data literate STEM workforce.

The “Informatics Skunkworks” is a group dedicated to engaging undergraduates in science and engineering informatics research. Skunkworks participants work together in project-based research, learning critical skills in teamwork, presentation, project management, software development, and applied data science, as well as driving data-centric approaches that are transforming science and engineering. Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

Computers can now do many things we thought of as reserved for humans just a few years ago, including drive cars, answer phones, translate language, read and write articles, and beat us at Jeopardy and chess. Computers are increasingly able to work with us to intelligently perform science and engineering tasks, allowing us to accelerate discovery and technology. The Informatics Skunkworks is working to help drive this transformation!

Skunkworks participants and research projects can come from all fields, with current and past projects including biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, materials science, radiology, and physics. We strive to involve people with diverse backgrounds and interests in all of our activties.