Pre PhD Summer Program

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

SWANSON SCHOOL OF ENGINGEERING OFFICE OF DIVERSITY

Summer Research Internship

Pre-PhD Undergraduate Research Experience

Program Dates:
May 30 —July 28, 2018
Goal
To create a pipeline for student who
wish to pursue PhD degrees in
engineering at the University of
Pittsburgh.
Overview
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.

University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
129A Benedum Hall
Phone: 412.624.2118
Fax: 412.624.5012
E-mail: agepadmin@pitt.edu

Application Deadline: Friday, April 13 2018

Program Structure:

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.

Program Requirements:

Work 30 hours per week Meet with staff regularly
Attend weekly workshops Perform literature reviews
Write journal quality paper on research findings Present research results
Participate in Ethics Forum Maintain daily journal
Students will receive $3500 in stipend (for the duration of the program). Please note
this is taxable income. Students from outside the Pittsburgh area will receive housing
ion the University campus. A supplemental food subsidy of $500 is provided. University
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
(weekend and holiday parking is not charged usually).