Undergraduate Research Program Application Form

Mascaro Center URP Application

Essay (1,000 words max)

  • Why are you interested in conducting research on the broad topic of sustainability?
  • What do you hope to get out of your Summer Experience?
  • Why are you specifically interested in the two projects choices that you selected?
  • MCSI has identified approved summer projects.
    • View the PDF with more detailed project descriptions.
      Please rank order your top two project choices. 
    • Although you are not guaranteed your choice of projects, the URP committee will do its best to match you with the best project/ advisor based on your background and interests.
  1. Faculty references are encouraged, but not required. Please have all references sent to mcsi@pitt.edu directly with the student’s last name/Reference in the subject line.
  2. This position is full time. All participants are required to work 40 hours per week.
  3. Pending approval from the faculty advisor, MCSI will allow a MAXIMUM of one course during the program.
  4. Vacation requests will not be considered / approved during the 12-week program.
    Only US students are eligible to apply
  5. Housing is not provided.

Mascaro Center

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


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