The Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship (WUSEF) program is designed to encourage exceptional students from diverse backgrounds to participate in engineering research. Fellows will enjoy a rewarding summer research experience at one of the top universities in the U.S.
From May 30-July 28, 2017, each fellow will engage in an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
Projects will be in the general areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science and materials science. Potential applications include medicine, renewable energy, pollution control and nanotechnology.
Fellows will be selected for their intellectual promise, curiosity and motivation. Prior research experience is not necessary. Students from mathematics and the physical sciences, as well as engineering, are welcome to apply.
Application Deadline (February 15, 2017)
Complete the online application and submit it with the following required documents.
- Personal Statement (must include general interests, objectives for the summer, background and preparation; one-page maximum)
- Resume (2-page maximum)
- Unofficial transcript
- Two references (at least one of these must be from a faculty member at student’s current institution). Each reference must complete a recommendation form.
Applications are welcome from students meeting the following criteria:
- Sophomore, junior or senior continuing undergraduate studies in Fall 2017
- Pursuing a major in engineering, mathematics or physical and life science (physics, chemistry or biology)
- Strong quantitative skills and interest in research
- The School of Engineering & Applied Science aims to encourage diversity in the field of engineering. Students from underrepresented backgrounds (African-American, Latino, Native American, those from underprivileged backgrounds and women) are encouraged to apply.
- Students must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or an individual who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.