Deadline to apply is March 3, 2023.
The program is designed to encourage research experiences for undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented U.S. demographic groups. It is a paid 10-week summer program that includes an original research project in a research lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at Pitt. It also includes support on the technical and nontechnical aspects of becoming a researcher. It is open to rising junior/senior undergraduates of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socioeconomic status, and religion. However, participation is limited to US citizens and permanent residents. The program will run from May 15th to July 28th.
Instead of students searching to find research opportunities, this program offers a list of research projects for a student to select their preferences. View the research project list below and select your top three choices when you submit your application.
Students are expected to commit to the program full time (40 hrs./ week), must be residing in the USA during the summer of the program, attend all program related activities and workshops, and complete end of project deliverables (a paper and conference-style oral presentation).
ELIGIBILITY & HOW TO APPLY
The program is designed to encourage research experiences and post-graduate education for undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented U.S. demographic groups. It is open to undergraduate students of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio-economic status, first-generation to college status, and religion. We aim to target underrepresented students within the MEMS department.
Applicants must be in the summer before their junior or senior year, and must be enrolled in mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, or engineering science at the Swanson School of Engineering. Students from the Pitt branch campuses that are studying these majors are also able to participate in this program. Students who are a rising junior or senior transferring into University of Pittsburgh will also be able to participate in the program.
This program will use a holistic admissions process, assessing all aspects of each applicant, to ensure a diverse array of people and perspectives. This program will not discriminate against any individual based on race, gender, or any other protected status.
APPLYING & HOW TO CONTACT US
Prospective students should fill out the program application here.
Questions? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.