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Undergraduate Programs

Xerox Engineering Research Fellows

Xerox Poster Session

The Xerox Engineering Research Fellows Program provides engineering undergraduates with an opportunity to participate in a research experience in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences during the summer. This program is designed to include faculty and students from all engineering departments, the Department of Computer Science, and the Institute of Optics.

The selection of Hajim School Xerox Engineering Research Fellows is highly competitive and the program provides a unique and distinguishing research-extensive experience. Fellows will be selected in the spring semester prior to their summer program. Selection criteria include:

  • Research interests
  • Competitive academic performance
  • Intellectual ability
  • Curiosity

Fellows receive a $3,800 stipend. Housing and a limited meal plan are also covered.

The goal of the program is to have a minimum of 30 to 40 percent of our engineering undergraduates participating, and continuing on, in the field of research into graduate school.

For information on notable program achievements and successes, see the Xerox Fellows Fast Facts PDF. Please email with any questions about the application process or for more information.

Program Dates

May 27th to August 1st, 2020

Program Eligibility

Applicants must be University of Rochester students majoring in any of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences departments listed. Strong preference is given to sophomore or juniors without prior research experience.
Freshman may be considered in very unique circumstances. Please check with the Center before applying.

Application Requirements

All of the following requirements must be submitted by February 15, 2020

  • Xerox Online Application: Opens December 4, 2020 APPLY HERE!
  • Statement of purpose: An essay in which you explain how participation in the HSEAS Xerox Engineering Research Fellows Program will fit into your long-range academic and professional goals (submit as a PDF)
  • Resume/CV (submit as a PDF)
  • Unofficial transcript (submit as a PDF)
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty you have worked with in the past and can speak to your potential as a researcher and graduate student (PDFs can be submitted by faculty online)

2020 Xerox Projects

Research opportunities by major:

Faculty Mentors

Faculty members interested in participating in the Xerox Program can submit potential projects here: Xerox Project Descriptions Submissions

Research symposium
Thomas Howard, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, talks with Xerox fellows Rony Colon and Jinge Wang, both rising juniors in mechanical engineering, at the Xerox Engineering Research Fellows poster session. Colon and Wang helped build and test a chamber for studying reactive mixing when fluids encounter an obstacle.