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Caltech WAVE Summer Research Program

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October 29, 2021

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in STEM and intend on pursuing a Ph.D., to conduct a 10-week summer research project under the mentorship of Caltech faculty. Research opportunities in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering and applied science, geology, environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, physics, nanotechnology, quantum sciences, humanities, social science, and more! Research-specific information sessions are scheduled starting on November 3. This is a chance to learn more about the program, application process, and meet Caltech faculty in different disciplines.

Applications due Jan 7, 2022.
Program dates: June 13 – August 19, 2022.

These information sessions will dive into the WAVE program—eligibility, application process, timeline, award details, and summer schedule. Faculty from the listed research areas will provide an overview of opportunities.

Students can attend more than one session. Click on the links to register for each session you want to attend. All times are PST.

  • November 3, 10:30 am Engineering and Applied Science
    (Research areas: Aeronautics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, Applied Physics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Control and Dynamical, Systems, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Space Engineering)
  • November 3, 1:00 pm Nanotechnology
    (Research areas: Cross-disciplinary nanoscale research at the frontiers of electronics, photonics, quantum matter and technology, medical engineering, bioengineering, and sustainability)
  • November 9, 10:30 am Geological and Planetary Science
    (Research areas: Environmental Science and Engineering, Geobiology, Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Planetary Science)
  • November 9, 1:00 pm Physics, Math, and Astronomy and Quantum Physics
    (Research areas: Astrophysics, Mathematics, Physics, Quantum)
  • November 16, 10:30 am Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    (Research areas: Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry)
  • November 16, 1:00 pm Biology and Biological Engineering and Neuroscience
    (Research areas: Bioengineering, Biology, Computation and Neural Systems, Neurobiology)
  • November 17, 10:30 am Sustainability Research Across Caltech
    (Research areas: Cross-disciplinary research in climate science, sunlight to everything, water resources, and ecology and biosphere engineering)