Rose-Hulman launches research fellowship opportunities
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has developed a research fellowship program that provides an opportunity rarely afforded to first- and second-year students. The school has launched the Rose Research Fellows program, which introduces undergraduate students to the process of scientific research and allows them to take part in meaningful research with faculty.
“We wanted to offer an opportunity for students to get involved with research right away when they get to Rose,” said Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Irene Reizman, who created the research program. “This program creates a pathway for students to find faculty with active research projects, as well as for faculty members to find interested students.”
Reizman says given the size of the Rose-Hulman student body, which is about 2,200 students, the students will get an opportunity to work directly with faculty on research early-on in their collegiate careers.
“That’s not always possible with other schools,” said Reizman.
In addition to the course credit and access to faculty research mentors, students accepted to the fellowship program will be invited to attend networking and speaker events, apply for research travel awards, and present their work at a spring research symposium.
Rose-Hulman says space is limited in this new program and the first group of student fellows will begin in fall 2023.