I am a co-PI on a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to provide Professional Preparation of Underrepresented Minority PhD’s and Post-Docs for a Career in Engineering Academia. The first group of fellows participated in the summer workshop in 2017 at The University of Akron. We are currently recruiting for a second group of fellows to participation in 2018, with the summer workshop at The University of Houston. I am hoping that you may know some students or postdocs at your institutions who are interested in participating, and that you would forward them the information and encourage them to apply.
Interest survey due: January 1, 2018
Tentative dates of summer workshop: June 4-June 14, meals and on-campus housing provided
Stipends: $937 for PhD students, ½ awarded after June 14, and ½ at the end of spring.
Eligibility: Participants must be PhD student or post-doc in engineering. NSF defines underrepresented groups in engineering as women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Rebecca Kuntz Willits, Ph.D.
Margaret F. Donovan Endowed Chair for Women in Engineering
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Akron
Akron, OH -0302