Caltech's Amgen Scholars program introduces students to research under
the guidance of seasoned research mentors. Students experience the
process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Amgen Scholarships
will be offered in the following fields: biochemistry; bioengineering;
bioinformatics; chemical and biomolecular engineering; biopsychology;
biotechnology; chemistry; immunology; medical pharmacology; microbiology;
molecular genetics; molecular medicine; molecular pharmacology; molecular,
cell, and developmental biology; neurobiology; neuroscience; pathology;
physiological psychology; physiological science; statistics; toxicology.
This program offers students the opportunity to become familiar
with the development of Japanese company's technology and receive first-hand
experience with the development system. Students will also have the opportunity
to experience Japanese business culture as well as Japanese culture.
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Graduate and undergraduate students actively participate in the R&D
program of LIGO. While furthering their education in a research environment,
they make important contributions to the progress of the LIGO project.
Students benefit from the diversity of scientific and engineering
skills represented by the LIGO project's technical staff, including
faculty, senior scientists, and engineers, who provide individual
guidance and supervision to students.
NASA provides funding for 8 weeks of summer undergraduate research
for up to 12 qualified applicants. Selected students work closely
with a NASA investigator to learn the details of research in planetary
NASA Space Grant is a national consortium that strengthens colleges
and universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics,
space science and technology, and related fields and encourages cooperative
programs among colleges, universities, business, and federal, state,
and local governments. Students in the JPL Space Grant program spend
10 weeks in the summer at JPL.
Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces
students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors
at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as
a creative intellectual activity.
Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.