University of Rochester

Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Summer 2013

ATHS majors with concentration in engineering are eligible to apply for the Xerox Engineering Research Fellowship.

The Xerox Engineering Fellows program is designed to provide engineering undergraduates with an opportunity to participate in a research experience in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences during the summer preceding their senior year. This research will continue through the fall and spring semesters of the studentís senior year, for which they will receive course credit.

Fellows will be selected in the spring semester of the junior year. Selection criteria include research interests, competitive academic performance, and intellectual ability and curiosity. Stipends and housing will be provided to student participants during the summer through the office of the dean. The selection of Xerox Engineering Fellows is highly competitive and will provide a unique and distinguishing research intensive experience.

The deadline for the application is Friday February 22, 2013.

Interested ATHS students should contact Prof. Perucchio as soon as possible at rlp@me.rochester.edu.

The Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes Competition is now open.

There are nine institutes from which to choose in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The summer institute at Bristol (a WUN school) focuses on trans-Atlantic slavery; other institutes cover a wide range of topics from theatre to archaeology, history to sustainability. This is a short-term (3-5 weeks) academic and cultural program open to U.S. citizens; only freshmen and sophomores may apply; program welcomes candidates from all academic disciplines. The scholarship covers most costs. There is a minimum 3.5 GPA requirement, and applicants (frosh & soph only) should have little to no international experience; they also need to have a valid US passport by the application deadline of March 11th, so send them to the UR Global Fair Friday February 1 (see below) to apply for a passport if they don't have one already.

Two UR students have been successful in this competition:

  • Jordan Shapiro (Wales, 2011)
  • Adam Russak (Durham, 2012).

Adam Russak's participated in the archaeology program at Durham. It appears that our students have made very positive impressions on the faculty and administrators of this program. Please help us put forth more outstanding candidates for the 2013 program.

Interested students should contact Belinda Redden at the UR Fellowship Office belinda.redden@rochester.edu

UR Global Fair

(previously known as the Study Abroad Expo)

Friday, February 1, 2013
Wilson Commons, May Room and Bridge Lounge
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Global Fair is designed to help students learn more about the overseas opportunities available to them. It is again being co-sponsored by the Center for Study Abroad, the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Office of Minority Student Affairs, the McNair Program, the Office of the Dean of Freshmen, and the Office of the Dean of Sophomores.