June 1 —July 31, 2017
To create a pipeline for student who wish to pursue PhD degrees in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Engineering Office of Diversity (EOD) identifies prospective students with a 3.5 or higher GPA as Pre-PhD Scholars. These STEM students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field are recruited from institutions across the nation, and are assigned to Swanson School of Engineering faculty mentors who lead multidisciplinary teams in advanced research. Scholars are placed in the admissions pipeline as candidates to MS or PhD program at the Swanson School of Engineering. All students present their research findings to faculty members, staff and current students.
Pre-PhD Scholar : Open to rising juniors and seniors or recent grad-uates in STEM who are considering graduate education in the field of engineering and would like to learn about graduate school options at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.
Work 30 hours per week
Attend weekly workshops
Write journal quality paper on research findings
Participate in Ethics Forum
Meet with staff regularly
Perform literature reviews
Present research results
Maintain daily journal
Students will receive $3000 in stipend (for the duration of the program). Please note this is taxable income. Students from outside the Pittsburgh area will receive housing in on the University campus. A supplemental food subsidy of $500 is provided. Univer-sity transportation on campus only is provided. Public transportation for social activities is the responsibility of the student. Parking is available at the student’s expense through the Office of Parking and transportation at approximately $9 a day for weekdays
Interested students should send a resume or CV, unofficial transcript, and a letter of intent to Diversity Program Assistant, Kate Shaw. Pre-PhD/PhD Scholars students may have different requirements and responsibilities than the SRI undergraduate researchers. Therefore, please contact the Engineering Office of Diversity by phone (412-624-9842) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.