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Summer Research Fellowships in Chemical Engineering

Thank you for your interest in the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering’s summer research fellowships, including that in biomolecular engineering.

At this time, we are accepting applications for the 2019 program.


The Department of Chemical Engineering is excited to announce that we are offering summer research fellowships to Penn State undergraduate students majoring in chemical engineering. These fellowships are made possible by a special biofellowship endowment as well as grants from Air Products and Dow Chemical. These fellowships award students between $4,000 and $5,000 for summer research.

  • Objective: Provide outstanding students at Penn State an opportunity to conduct research with faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering on cutting-edge problems in the areas of both biomolecular engineering and general chemical engineering.
  • Eligibility: Students must be undergraduates at Penn State majoring in chemical engineering. The “biofellowship” will be given to students with a GPA above a 3.5.
  • Requirements: Students will spend 10 weeks working as research assistants during the summer of 2019. The program begins on May 28 and will culminate with a final research symposium on August 1. All program activities will be coordinated through the Chemical Engineering REU program. Students will also be expected to prepare a poster and participate in the REU Symposium in early August and participate in other professional and social activities throughout the summer. It is recommended that students devote their time to research and not take summer courses or work at other locations.
  • Apply: Applications are due by March 22, 2019.

Submission Requirements

We ask students to please submit:

  1. Your résumé with your GPA.
  2. A statement of interest in research and future plans including a paragraph on why you want to work with a specific lab within Chemical Engineering.
  3. A letter of support from one of your professors sent directly.

Please arrange to have 1, 2 and 3 submitted to Stephanie Velegol, associate teaching professor of chemical engineering, at sbv1@psu.edu. Please use “Summer Research Fellowship 2019” in the subject line.

Research Projects

The Department of Chemical Engineering research fellowships offers students the opportunity to take part in many research projects within the department. Students are able to collaborate with faculty and graduate students on multifaceted research in a number of specific disciplines within chemical engineering. Students also gain hands-on experience and critical laboratory knowledge, which will translate into future work and research opportunities.

We invite students to learn more about these unique opportunities by visiting the general chemical engineering faculty research list: https://www.che.psu.edu/research/research-labs/index.aspx

Please note: We recommend that interested students contact faculty members directly before applying to the program to discuss the application process and their intent to list the faculty as one of their choices.

Contact Information

Stephanie Velegol 
Associate Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering
sbv1@psu.edu

 
 

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The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

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Phone: 814-865-2574