Prospective Students

This pages outlines opportunities to get involved with the Riggs lab. The fiber of this lab's existence rests on both undergraduate and graduate students. We are always interested in having intelligent, motivated, and responsible students join the lab.


Undergraduate Students

Getting involved in research is a great way to supplement your education and apply knowledge learned from class. Undergraduate students can get involved at various stages of ongoing projects. For example, students can get involved through:

  • Creative Inquiry
  • Honors research
  • Summer research
  • An NSF REU (National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates)
  • UPIC (University Professional Internship/Co-op Program) internship
  • A BS/MS degree (exemplary undergraduate students with at least a 3.4 can apply and it is a great way to segue into a Masters thesis)

For students interested in joining the Riggs Lab, the best way to find out about openings is to directly email Dr. Riggs.


Graduate Students

The great thing about cognitive systems engineering is that it pulls knowledge from various disciplines and we are interested in having students from various majors including industrial engineering, computer science, computer/electrical engineering, psychology, economics, and related fields. A good starting point for all interested graduate students is to send an email to Dr. Riggs that describes:

  • Your previous research and/or work experience
  • Why you specifically want to work with Dr. Riggs
  • How your research interests align with the Riggs Lab

Also a general rule for current Clemson students, Dr. Riggs does not give out research assistantships to students unless they have: 1) taken one of her classes or 2) have spent a semester working with Dr. Riggs on a research project.

About Riggs Lab

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Contact Us

132 Freeman Hall

Clemson, SC 29634

  • sriggs [at] clemson [dot] edu