United States of America (Stanford off-campus), United States of America (Stanford on-campus)
CEE VPUE Summer 2023 Undergrad Research
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Undergraduate Research, VPUE
See maximum funding amount and funding details below
Applications closed on March 10, 2023
Approximate Offer Date:
Friday, April 7, 2023
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is pleased to invite applications for its 2023 undergraduate research program, through funding provided by Stanford’s Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and the School of Engineering. The program supports full-time research appointments over the 2023 summer session. Interested students should submit their application and statement of interest, following the guidelines given at the CEE VPUE website, before Friday, March 10th , 2023 at 5:00 pm. Decisions regarding awards will be announced by April 7th, 2023 via email.
Research Theme: The theme of the undergraduate research program is “Engineering for Sustainability”, which can be broadly interpreted within all program areas of civil & environmental engineering and related fields (e.g., architecture, earth sciences, etc.).
Support: The 2023 summer program provides a stipend for the 10 week, full-time summer session. For summer 2023, the full-time summer program stipend will be $7,500. Eligible students may qualify for additional need-based supplements.
Location will be primarily on campus.
What you will do
Participate in organized program activities throughout the summer (provided research is on campus)
Create final summary reports on your project
Complete an on-line evaluation
Present the results of your research in early fall quarter at a CEE VPUE conference
Eligibility and Requirements:
Eligibility is limited to Stanford undergraduates who are working under the supervision of an academic council faculty member in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Co-terminal master's degree students are eligible only if the bachelor's degree will not be conferred before the end of the research appointment.
This program is specifically for projects that are conducted under close supervision and collaboration with a member of Stanford’s academic council (tenure line faculty). Student-designed projects are funded by the VPUE via a different funding mechanism.
Students receiving full summer stipends may not register for more than 5 credits of coursework, nor may they work for more than 10 hours per week in addition to their research appointment.
Students are prohibited from receiving both credit and stipend for any single research activity. This does not, however, preclude students from working on a research project during the summer and then expanding it into a senior thesis during the following academic year.
The program goals include connecting participants with each other through organized activities in the summer. Therefore, students must participate in organized program activities throughout the summer (provided research is on campus).
Students must provide final summary reports on their project, complete an on-line evaluation and present the results of their research in early fall quarter at a CEE VPUE conference. Further details on these requirements are provided upon request or at the time a student is accepted to the program.