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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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! 

  • 2023 DOE Scholars Program – Accepting Applications

    Application deadline: January 23, 2023, 8:00 AM EST 

    The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates to research, technical and professional opportunities within U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizations that support the DOE mission.

    As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program you will have the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE and gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DOE complex.

    Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at:



  • Amazon MS Fellowship at Columbia Engineering

    The Amazon MS Fellowship at Columbia Engineering is designed to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in graduate area in STEM disciplines. 

    The Amazon MS Fellowship includes:

    Full tuition and fees for completing the MS degree program requirements

    chance to participate in an internship at Amazon during academic semesters and the summer

    Supervision from industry professionals and a chance to be considered for career opportunities at Amazon after completing MS studies


    More information on our programs can be found on the Columbia Engineering Admission website.

    Please note in particular our Applications Deadlines.

  • Ask Virginia Tech About Graduate School

    If you are interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD in Engineering, Virginia Tech has a diverse team of over 30 exceptional CEED Graduate Ambassadors who are enthusiastic and ready to share their wealth of knowledge about the graduate school experience.

    You can explore the Graduate Ambassadors’ profiles on Virginia Tech’s web page for the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) Graduate Ambassadors at this link:

    CEED Graduate Ambassadors can also be contacted with any questions or inquiries through a convenient online form:

  • 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

  • Berkeley Edge Conference 2014

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

  • Berkeley Engineering Preview Day 2015

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

  • Bridge to PhD @ Columbia University

    Application deadline: February 17th, 2023

    Majors: Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemsitry, Earth, Environmental, & Climate Sciences, Economics, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer science, Earth & environmental engineering, Industrial engineering & operations research, and Mechanical engineering, Physics, Psychology, Statistics

    Interested in funded post-baccalaureate opportunities in STEM at Columbia University? The application for Columbia University's Bridge to Ph.D. Programs in STEM is now open until February 17th, 2023! To learn more about this Program and its application process, please visit: or see the flyer and consider applying!

  • Carnegie Mellon Engineering & Public Policy MS Online Information Session on October 10, 2023

    Carnegie Mellon's Engineering & Public Policy (EPP) Department offers an MS program that gives students skills to address policy issues where the scientific and technical details matter.  Carnegie’s EEP MS Program will be hosting an online information session on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    RSVP Here! 

    The information session is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Carnegie’s Engineering and Public Policy MS program and the graduate school admission process, and to have questions answered by faculty and staff.

  • Churchill Scholarship - Deadline: October 9

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

  • Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars

    Application Deadline: March 8

    Physics, chemistry, math, computer science, all engineering majors are welcome to apply 

    Awards are given to support women undergraduates seeking to study or teach science, mathematics, and/or engineering via the research pathway to graduate studies. More than eight (8) women in science (i.e., physics and chemistry), math, computer science, and engineering fields will be selected for the 2023 – 2024 cohort. Up to $12,000 will be awarded to selected scholars: $5,000 for the fall and spring semesters (At least 10 hours/week doing research) and $7,000 for 10 weeks in the summer (Approximately 30-35 hours/week doing research).


    For inquiries about this opportunity, students can email

  • Clarkson McNair Scholars Program

    10-week summer research program with a $4,000 stipend

    Sophomore or Junior
    >2.8 GPA
    US citizen or permanent resident
    first-gen URM

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

    Learn about the exciting opportunities Columbia can offer!

  • Columbia REU Summer Program in Chemical Engineering

    This REU site within the Chemical Engineering Department at Columbia University provides the perfect opportunity to gain research experience related to climate and health solutions while also experiencing life, culture and career opportunities in New York City. You will have a chance to conduct research in a chemical engineering lab at Columbia while living and experiencing NYC with your cohort of 10 students as well as students from Columbia and a wide range of other colleges and universities. Please contact if you have any questions.

    Application still open! Apply Now

  • 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

  • Cornell University: (FLAME) Summer Program

    Application Deadline: Application are being considered on a rolling basis, program runs June 4 to August 4, 2023

    Who should apply? Students  from backgrounds historically underrepresented in engineering, interested in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Energy and Sustainability, Robotics and Autonomy, and Space Science and Engineering

    What is it? This program provides students with a mentored research experience and the opportunity to be considered for fast-tracked/prioritized admission into the Ph.D. programs in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell, and to receive tailored programmatic and financial support. The FLAME Summer Program is still considering applications on a rolling basis 

  • Cornell University Paid Summer Research

    The Cornell FLAME Summer Program provides URM students a unique opportunity to launch into a Ph.D. program through enhanced summer research experience and through a subsequent fast-tracked/prioritized admission into the Cornell MAE Ph.D. program with tailored programmatic and financial support. It is designed for students interested in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Energy and Sustainability, Robotics and Autonomy, and Space Science and Engineering.

    Application deadline: February 1, 2023

    Complete the FLAME 2023 Application and submit letter(s) of recommendation via the Online Recommender Form.

    If you have questions or need more information, please contact

  • DaRin Butz Foundation Research Scholars

    Application Deadline: March 31

    Areospace, electrical, computer, materials science, and nuclear engineering majors welcome to apply!

    $5000 awards are given to women undergraduates in computer science, physics, and select engineering disciplines (Aerospace, Electrical, Computer, Materials Science, Nuclear) to do 10 weeks of research on campus in summer (Approximately 30 – 35 hours/week) or to defer to do research in the fall and spring semesters if needed. Four (4) undergraduate scholars will be selected for 2023-2024.


  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 Diversity Visitation Program (GDVP)

    Application Deadline: April 14, 2023

    The GDVP introduces students to the Purdue University Graduate School and gives them the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and students in their program of interest. We particularly encourage students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic communities to apply. The program’s professional development, networking, and orientation opportunities give GDVP participants a significant advantage over their peers during the graduate application process.

  • Graduate Engineering Open House-- Ohio State University

    This invite-only event aims to give prospective graduate students a preview of what Ohio State engineering has to offer and is specifically aimed at underserved or underrepresented student populations including, but not limited to, female, racial and ethnic groups (African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American and Native Alaskan) historically underrepresented in STEM fields, veterans, LGBTQ+, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. 


    Event eligibility criteria:

    • must be currently studying or living in the U.S.
    • 3.0 GPA or higher (cumulative)
    • Rising junior or senior in undergraduate program and currently enrolled masters students
    • Majors encouraged to apply: Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics & Physics

    Graduate Engineering Open House:

  • 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

  • Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

    Applications now open through December 15, 2022!

    Formerly known as the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC), was founded in 1989 “To increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in STEM fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.” Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD) is a partnership between federal agencies & laboratories, industry, and higher education institutions. GFSD has a strong partnership with the University of Southern California. GFSD is a registered US nonprofit (501c3). Benefits for fellows:

    • Graduate stipend
    • Paid internships
    • Support and community



  • 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

  • Graduate Program Virtual Open House - University of Cincinnati

    December 9, 2020 - 5:00-6:30PM EST

    Graduate students will gain expertise in theories related to the teaching and learning of engineering, research methodologies, and advancement in their chosen technical engineering discipline.

  • Graduate School 101: Engineering Edition! Sponsored by the U.S. Graduate Engineering Consortium

    This Webinar will cover what it takes to be and become a graduate student (MS and PhD), how you can gain more experience to be competitive through Summer Research, and the many career avenues that you can take with a graduate school degree.

    Date and Time:  December 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    Register here:

  • Harvard Business School MBA Opportunity

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

  • Informational Session for Students Interested in Graduate School

    Join Virginia Tech's College of Engineering for one of our virtual information sessions! Learn about our graduate programs, opportunities, and more. Please feel free to share.

    • Info Session 1: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 2:00PM-3:00PM EST

    • Info Session 2: Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 4:00PM-5:00PM EST

    • Info Session 3: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 1:00PM-2:00PM EST

  • 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

  • Join the Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Program!

    Application Deadline: March 31, all engineering majors

    A minimum of $1000 per year is awarded to Grainger Engineering undergraduate students doing research in the fall and spring semesters. Funding is available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who commit to two semesters of conducting research. Women, first-generation students, and students from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply for the 2023-2024 cohort.


    For inquiries about this opportunity, students can email

  • Learn about Graduate School

    Fall 2022 FREE Virtual Events and Presentations at Purdue University

    All times are in the Eastern Time Zone and observe Daylight Savings when applicable.

    Aug 31, 2022 - Submit your research poster for the Purdue Engineering Virtual Graduate Showcase! More details about this event below.

    Purdue Application Tips. Tuesday, September 6th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come learn about the graduate application process from Dr. Jackie McDermott in Purdue Engineering. We will walk through different pieces of the Graduate Application as well as how you can prepare a competitive application! Register here.

    Graduate School Funding. Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m Dr. Janet Beagle, Sr. Director of Graduate Programs in Purdue Engineering, will share an introduction to graduate school funding and some tips for finding funding. Register here.

    Purdue Engineering Virtual Graduate Showcase – Sept 25-26. Meet Purdue Engineering Graduate Programs and Faculty, and learn about both graduate research and summer undergraduate research programs at Purdue. Free, online, and interactive. Also includes Poster Presentations (submit yours by Aug 31– cash prizes for best!), Virtual Tours, and an Application Fee Waiver for participants.

  • Learn about Graduate School at Purdue!

    When: GradTrack Scholars application deadline is April 12, 2023, and the Virtual Graduate Showcase will take place October 1-2, 2023

    Who: Underrepresented undergraduate engineering students interested in graduate study

    What: Purdue Engineering is offering two free upcoming events to learn more about graduate school

    1. Purdue Engineering GradTrack Scholars
    If you identify as an underrepresented undergraduate student in engineering, then this online mentoring cohort is for you!

    • Demystify graduate school, summer research programs, and the application process (specific dates/times are on our website:
    • Learn from mentors who are current Purdue Engineering BIPOC graduate students.
    • Be part of a supportive and limited cohort.
    • Finish the program with completed documents for a competitive graduate school application or summer research application.
    • We encourage you to also simultaneously apply for a free visit to Purdue's Campus through the Graduate Diversity Visitation program (GDVP). 
    • And more!

    Fun Fact: The GradTrack Scholars program has been recognized nationally and was recently awarded the 2023 CoNECD Program of the Year. Be part of the GradTrack Scholars family!

    Learn more and apply by April 12, 2023 (less than 
    1 week!):

    2. Purdue Engineering Virtual Graduate Showcase
    Join our mailing list here
    Save the date for October 1-2, 2023. Open to all! Meet Purdue Engineering Graduate Programs and Faculty, and learn about graduate research and summer undergraduate research programs at Purdue. Free, online, and interactive. Sign up for our mailing list to receive event updates and be notified when registration opens.

    Learn more:

  • 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

  • Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program with U.S. Dept of Energy

    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program.

    Apply Today!

    Application Deadline: December 2, 2022

  • Master of Engineering degree in Engineering, Law, and Policy (MELP) - Penn St. University

    Penn State’s new Master of Engineering degree in Engineering, Law, and Policy (MELP), will be launched spring/fall 2022. MELP is an interdisciplinary professional degree program available for students with a STEM background, relevant across all engineering and science majors. This is a 1 year program with no GRE requirement. This residential graduate program is flexible and can be tailored to student’s technical, regulatory and policy interests through 9 credits of elective courses with 9 different technical elective areas to choose from, along with general electives across law, science and technology policy. Below is a link to the webpage where students can obtain detailed information:

  • Mentoring Undergraduates in Science and Engineering (MUSE)

    Are you looking for a mentor?

    The Mentoring Undergraduates in Science and Engineering (MUSE) program is designed to foster mentoring relationships. The program aims to network undergradaute students with graduate students and to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships based on a common research interest. Participants define their own goals and the direction of the mentoring relationship.

    - Learn about graduate school and the application process
    - Learn about research and what it involves
    - Find opportunities to be involved in research projects
    - Seek advise on particular research projects
    - Shadow your mentor to learn about graduate school life


    - Must be a University of illinois student
    - Must be enrolled in the College of Engineering

    To apply to participate in MUSE, please complete the information sheet on this MUSE webpage.

    Please visit the MUSE Website for more information.

  • 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.

  • Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium

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

  • MIT Converge Program

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

  • [NAMEPA] Preparing for Graduate School Applications: Engineering Edition! Webinar with Top Graduate Engineering Universities

    Get ready for graduate school applications with mentorship from top engineering schools around the United States.  The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) is hosting two identical sessions – on September 25 and October 18 – to cover the basics of applying to graduate school and share tips for making your application stand out from the crowd.

    Available Dates

    September 25, 2023 - 7:30 PM | Register

    October 18, 2023 - 6:30 PM | Register

    Sponsored by:  Berkeley, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, Northeastern, NYU, Ohio State, Purdue University, Rice University, University of Southern California

    Where:  Zoom (Details provide upon registration)

    If you have questions about accessing the webinar, contact Nina Parshall at