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  • Graduate Assistantship- BioE, ECE, MECHSE

    Program supported by:  NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT) and Virginia Tech Interdisciplinary Education Program (IGEP)

    Seeking applications from prospective students with bachelor's or master's degrees in engineering or biology (or closely related fields) motivated to conduct research, think, collaborate, and solve problems at the intersection of the engineering and biological sciences.

    Trainees will study the dynamic processes that move material, momentum, and energy within, around, through, and between biological systems, from single molecules to the environment.

    Discovery, analysis, and solution of critical issues in biological transport require truly interdisciplinary researchers who are educated in both engineering and biology, who merge these perspectives, and who can communicate effectively with fellow researchers, policy makers, and the public. 

    Trainees receive:
    * $30,000 stipend
    * Full tuition, fees & health insurance(more details inside)

  • Graduate Preview Day at GaTech

    TO: Prospective FOCUS 2013 Participants


    You are invited to apply as a prospective Scholar participant in FOCUS 2013. The program will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Tech, January 17-20, 2013, and is one of the nation’s premier programs for raising the awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees, although the program is open to any student who thinks the program will be of value.


    FOCUS provides an opportunity for scholars to:

    • Learn about Georgia Tech's graduate degree programs

    • Gain insight into available financial resources

    • Visit academic units and research laboratories

    • Obtain assistance with the graduate school application process

  • Prospective Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend at Cornell

    Applications Due:  June 24, 2013

    Cornell University IGERT Prospective Graduate Recruitment Weekend August 29 -31, 2013

    Are you interested in studying and addressing our Earth Energy challenges? The Cornell Earth Energy IGERT brings together students seeking degrees in Engineering and Geosciences in a unique program designed to provide both communities with a common language to address energy challenges. Topics include: Carbon Sequestration, Unconventional Gas from Shale Resources, Fossil Energy Recovery, Geothermal Energy, and Earth Systems Behavior and Resources.

    Please read more for further information.

  • REACH Undergraduate Event for Prospective Ph.D. Students

    Applications will open in summer 2013!

    The University of Southern California Viterbi School is pleased to announce its annual REACH event for prospective Ph.D. students, October 24-25, 2013.

    Students with a background in engineering, mathematics, or a physical science who are entering their junior year in fall 2013 are invited to apply to REACH.

    This event is particularly geared toward students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African-American, Latino and Native American.

    Please read more for further information.

  • Penn State - Graduate School Recruitment Event

    Application Deadline is August 20, 2013

    Penn State STEM Open House- September 27th – 29th

    The Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of Engineering, and Eberly College of Science would like to invite underrepresented junior and senior undergraduates interested in graduate school to visit the Penn State University Park campus.

    Please read more for further information.

  • 2013 Berkeley Edge Conference

    The 2013 Berkeley Edge conference will be held on October 24 - 26, 2013 at UC Berkeley.

    Application Deadline is September 8th.

    The annual Berkeley Edge Conference brings underrepresented students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to the Berkeley campus.

    Please read more for further information.

  • Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium

    The School of Engineering & Applied Science will host the Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS) on October 17-19, 2013 to encourage underrepresented minority students who are eligible for graduate study to apply to Princeton.  

    The program is rooted in Princeton’s commitment and desire to attract and train a diverse set of science, engineering, and technology leaders. The three-day visitation program offers undergraduates the opportunity to explore engineering fields at Princeton. The visit includes interacting with faculty and alumni, poster sessions, and seminars about graduate study. Princeton will provide selected participants with transportation, lodging, and meals. Information and application can be found at

  • Berkeley Edge Conference

    University of California, Berkeley Fourteenth Annual Berkeley Edge Conference for Prospective Graduate Students in the Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, and Mathematics

    Thursday, October 24-Saturday, October 26, 2013

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2013

  • Ga. Tech Graduate Recruitment Visitation- FOCUS January, 2014

    The Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Management, Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech are actively seeking scholars to participate in FOCUS 2014. Visit the website  Preference is for juniors and seniors with high academic standing.  Participation is limited. Lodging accommodations, meals and transportation subsidies will be provided for the participating scholars. Please read the travel information under FAQs at the website for complete details.  The program is held on January 16-19, 2014.

     Prospective scholars may apply through November 17, 2013.


  • Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium: October 2-4, 2014

    The Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS) is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students who are eligible for graduate study to apply to Princeton.  This three-day program includes interacting with faculty and seminars about graduate study.  If invited to the symposium, Princeton will provide transportation, lodging, and meals.  

    Application Due Date: September 12, 2014

  • Churchill Scholarship - Deadline: October 9

    Pursue one year of graduate work at Churchill College, Cambridge University!

  • Berkeley Edge Conference 2014

    Explore graduate school opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley. Deadline: September 26

  • Columbia EE Pre-Recrutiting Event - Deadline: October 24

    Learn about the exciting opportunities Columbia can offer!

  • Harvard Business School MBA Opportunity

    Visit the Career Center on October 29 at 7 for more information.

  • Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkley

    Prepare for graduate study this summer!

  • Undergraduate Research - Spring '15 Conference Travel Grants

    Subsidize research presentation conference travel. Deadline: 12/11/14

  • Cornell Engineering-Undergraduate Summer Research Program

    Gain summer research experience with Cornell.

  • Cornell University 2015 Summer Research Opportunity

    Jon the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation this summer. Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2015

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Conduct research at Mississippi State University. Applications due by March 1, 2015

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Conduct research at Mississippi State University. Applications due by March 1, 2015

  • Berkeley Engineering Preview Day 2015

    Interested in applying to PhD programs in engineering? Take a look at Berkeley. Application deadline: April 1, 2015

  • Penn State STEM Open House

    Interested in graduate school? Visit Penn State! Application Deadline: September 11, 2015

  • MIT Converge Program

    Attention juniors and seniors: Interested in graduate studies at MIT? Participate in CONVERGE.

  • Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS)

    interested in graduate studies at Princeton? Visit during PEGS

  • Ohio State's Prospective Graduate School Open House

    Interested in graduate studies? Attend Ohio State’s graduate programs preview day. Application deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015.

  • Texas A&M 2015 Graduate Expo

    Are you interested in doctoral programs within engineering or computer science? Visit November 1-2, 2015. Applicaiton deadline: September 23

  • Loyola Medical College Applying to Med School and Post-Bac Informational Session

    Interested in medical school? Come to this informational session:

    Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Time: 5:00-7:00

    Location: 160 English Building

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Time: 5:00-7:00

    Location: 160 English Building

  • Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium

    Thinking about graduate school? Attend the Engineering Graduate Symposium at the University of Michigan on Friday, November 11, 2016.

  • Texas A&M – Trajectories Toward Graduate School

    Sophomores and juniors in engineering are encouraged to apply to the Trajectories Toward Graduate School at Texas A&M. Application deadline: October 17

  • GRAD Lab at Northwestern University – October 1

    Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab offers underrepresented students exposure to the benefits of research and technology careers in a highly interactive one-day event.

  • 2017 FOCUS Graduate School Recruitment Weekend

    Attention juniors and seniors - The Georgia Institute of Technology is hosting FOCUS – one of the nation’s premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. Application deadline: October 31, 2016

  • Discover Graduate Education Weekend and Pre PhD Program

    Thinking about graduate school? The University of Pittsburgh Pre-PhD Undergraduate Research Experience Program is open to rising juniors and seniors or recent graduates who are considering graduate education in the field of engineering and would like to learn more about graduate school options at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. Learn more and apply by Tuesday, February 28, 2017 

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program – U of I

    Attention 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students – The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College offers an opportunity to assist advanced graduate students with their research projects starting spring 2017. Learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Learn more and apply by Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • Grad School Seminar

    Thinking about Graduate School?

    Join us on March 6 in 106B1 Engineering Hall at 4pm to learn more about graduate school, applying to graduate school and Engineering at Illinois graduate programs.

    Topics will include selecting a program, the application process, and much more!

    If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda McElroy at

  • 2017 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern Application Open

    The application for the 2017 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN) Application is still open. IGEN is a fully funded, two-day visit program for diverse students interested in STEM+ doctoral programs at Northwestern University. This year’s IGEN will be hosted on October 12-14, 2017

    The IGEN application deadline is July 7thWe hope that you will share this opportunity with your students and encourage them to apply. Eligibility requirements are outlined below:

    • Interest in STEM or quantitative doctoral degree (PhD) program
    • US Citizen/Permanent Resident/DACA Recipient
    • Rising Junior or Senior Cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
    • Prior research experience
    • Diverse students from HBCUs, HSIs, and Tribal Colleges are strongly encouraged to apply

    Program Highlights:

    • Fully funded, two-day visit toNorthwestern’s Chicago & Evanstoncampuses for STEM+ students
    • Meet faculty, staff, and studentsfrom our STEM/Quantitativegraduate programs
    • Gain insight into the life of a PhDstudent

    If you have any questions, please contact our office at or visit the IGEN website. We look forward to partnering with your institution! 

  • Ohio State Graduate Engineering Open House

    Come learn about Ohio State's graduate programs this fall at the Graduate Engineering Open House

    Friday and Saturday,October 13th-14th, 2017

    This two day experience is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about engineering at The Ohio State University!

    The Ohio State University and its College of Engineering are committed to recruiting the best and brightest students for our graduate engineering programs.We recognize the critical importance of a diverse student body and are strongly committed to fostering and enhancing diversity within our graduate programs and in the field of engineering.

    We encourage applications from historically underrepresented populations, African Americans, American Indians/Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans, female, first generation students.

    Over the course of two days, participants will:

    Attend information sessions on applying to graduate school, writing a great personal statement, career services support, research opportunities, and much more.Interact with graduate students, faculty, and staff.Tour the OSU campus and its facilities.

    Majors that are encouraged to apply:

    Engineering,Chemistry,Computer Science,Mathematics,Physics

    All students who attend the Open House will be given an APPLICATION FEE WAIVER to apply to their first choice College of Engineering graduate program.TRAVEL FUNDING is available to guests traveling from outside the Central Ohio area.

    Deadline to apply for travel funding is September 11, 2017.  

    The application takes less than 10 minutes!



  • TAMU College of Engineering - Trajectories Toward Graduate School

    We want to invite you to nominate your top Junior and/or Senior student (s) to be a part of Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering Trajectories Toward Graduate School (TTGS) Program. This two-day event, November 8th-10th, is designed to encourage competitive undergraduate underrepresented ethnic minority students to learn about our graduate programs as well as encourage them to consider pursuing a graduate degree with us. As defined by Texas A&M's College of Engineering, these are students who identify themselves as African American, Hispanic, or Native American.

    This event will provide students the opportunity to:

    learn about the application process

    talk to our current graduate students, professors, and advisors

    participate in campus and departmental tours of engineering labs

    learn about the benefits of furthering their education through graduate school

    learn about ways to pay for graduate school

    Application Timeline:

    September 25 — Student Application deadline

    October 3 — Decisions made

    October 9 — Applicants confirm attendance

    Program dates — November 8 - 10

  • UIUC Graduate and Professional School Fair

    Wednesday, October 18,2017. 12 - 4PM. Illini Union, Rooms, A,B,C.

    Join us for Grad School Prep Month! - Attend a workshop before and after the Graduate and Professional School Fair.

    10/4 Finding Research Opportunities  616 E. Green St., Champaign, Room 213, 4-5 p.m.

    10/5 Exploring Graduate School 616 E. Green St., Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/11 Crafting Your Personal Statement 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 4-5 p.m.

    10/12 Making the Most of the Graduate and Professional School Fair 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/26 Taking the Next Step: After the Graduate & Professional School Fair 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/27 International Graduate Student Panel: How to Prepare for Graduate School Applications 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 4-6 p.m.

  • UCI Graduate Program Visit Day

    Graduate Opportunities at UCI (GO-UCI) Visit Day

    Preview Graduate Programs in Engineering & Information and Computer Sciences

    November 16-17, 2017 University of California

    Irvine GO-UCI Benefits:

    Exposure to graduate programs and campus life. Learn about cutting-edge research and funding opportunities. Tour UCI campus and laboratories facilities. Network with UCI faculty, staff, and graduate students.Learn how to become a competitive graduate school applicants. Application fee waiver to apply to one ICS or Engineering doctoral program. Free program, including meals.Travel awards available for applicants outside of Southern CA.

    Application Requirements: 

    Must be a junior, senior, or have a bachelor's degree. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Genuine interest in research and earning a Ph.D. Completed online application form. One faculty recommendation within or related to your field. Official or unofficial academic transcript. Resume or curriculum vitae.

    Apply online:

    Priority Deadline: October 15th 11:59PM PST 

    Final Deadline: November 1st

  • Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program (SURE) at Georgia Tech

    SURE is a 10-week residential summer research program offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The program focuses on rising juniors andseniors who are interested in attending graduate school in a STEM field. Students from under-represented minority groups and women are highly encouraged to apply.

    • Housing, meals, and travel expenses are provided, plus a $5,000 stipend

    • Advisement and mentoring by Georgia Tech graduate students and faculty.

    An opportunity to find out more about research and life at Georgia Tech!

    May 20 – July 27, 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program(SURE) at Georgia Tech.

    Applications Open: December 1, 2017.

    Deadline for applications: March 1, 2018.

    For more information, contact us at

  • Sandia National Labs Scholarship Opportunity

    Critical Skills Master's Program

    Sandia's Critical Skills Master's Program (CSMP) is a special, entry-level hiring program, which provides new or recent technical bachelor's degree candidates the opportunity to pursue a fully funded Masters of Science degree. The CSMP program is designed to attract talent pursuing key disciplines aligned with Sandia's national security mission, including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity and Electrical Engineering. Learn more about CSMP.

    Master's Fellowship Program

    Exceptional candidates with bachelor's degrees can receive fully funded master's of science degrees through Sandia's Master's Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will become full-time Sandia employees. After working at Sandia for at least two months, participants will enter graduate school full-time, while receiving benefits and stipends from Sandia. Participants are guaranteed job placement at Sandia after receiving their master's degrees. Learn more about MFP.




  • Pre-PhD Summer Research in Pittsburgh

    ♦ Bioengineering, Chemical & Petroleum, Civil, ECE, Industrial, MechSE, MatSE
    ♦ Juniors or Seniors
    ♦ Minimum 3.3 GPA
    ♦ Deadline: February 28, 2018

  • MERGE 2018: A Preview Into Grad School

    The Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) program invites promising students like you to visit campus for an all-expense-paid, in-depth view of the outstanding programs and facilities available to graduate students at Illinois.  The MERGE 2018 program will be held on the Urbana-Champaign campus September 27-29, 2018.

  • Interested in getting a PhD?

    What: Graduate Program Visit Day
    When: November 1-2, 201
    Where: University of California, Irvine
    Cost: Free, including meals. Travel awards available for applicants outside of Southern CA. 
    Deadline: Monday, October 1st

  • Five-Year Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

    *Full tuition equivalent for up to five years
    *$34,000 stipend per academic year 
    *Must be U.S. citizen eager to make a positive impact in the STEM field
    *Deadline: October 24

    Application | More info

  • GEM Getting Ready For Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab

    Is graduate school right for you? Come and learn about graduate school, how to prepare for graduate school, the GEM Fellowship, and from panel of graduate students.

    OCTOBER 20, 2018
    Engineering Hall 112
    9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Click to view schedule of events.

  • GEM GRAD Lab

    Please join us for the Spring 2019 GEM GRAD Lab hosted by the Missouri University of Science and Technology Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2019 at the Missouri University of Science & Technology campus. If you are remotely interested in going to graduate school to obtain your Master's or PhD degree in a STEM field, this is a FREE event you do not want to miss!

  • UC Irvine Graduate Programs

    Graduate Opportunities at UCI (GO-UCI): Visit day to preview graduate programs and labs in Engineering & Information and Computer Sciences and connect with UC Irvine faculty and students to learn more about the graduate admission process. 

    When: November 14-15, 2019
    Where: University of California, Irvine
    Cost: Free, including meals. Travel awards available for applicants outside of Southern CA. 
    Deadline: Sunday, October 20, 2019

    For more information and application, visit:

  • GRADUATE ENGINEERING Open House Ohio State (Virtual)

    We are moving to a virtual event offered on two separate occasions: SEPTEMBER 12 - 18, 2020 and NOVEMBER 7 - 14, 2020. 
    • must be currently studying or living in the U.S.
    • 3.0 GPA (cumulative)
    • rising junior or senior in undergraduate program OR
    • currently enrolled in a masters program

  • Virtual GEM GRAD Lab Virginia Tech

    Attend the GEM GRAD Lab (Saturday, October 3rd) to:
    +Get paid to attend grad school
    +Discover Funding Opportunities
    +Learn How to apply to grad school
    +Find out what to expect in grad school