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Student Development and Support encompasses the development and delivery of information regarding educational support, career development and overall student success and is housed in the Office of Engineering Academic Affairs (OEAA).

Undergraduate Support

Internships & Career Services

The Career Center (CC) connects engineering students with internship opportunities and high-quality career services. The College of Engineering fully supports this mission and works with the CC staff to ensure that the services and resources offered meet the evolving needs of our current students and alumni. Internships take place during the summers following the sophomore and junior years or during the fall or spring semesters. It is common for engineering students to complete internships at more than one company, and students frequently complete additional intern work during the five-week winter session between the fall and spring semesters. Because the internships occur during the summer or winter sessions, engineering students still have the opportunity to complete their degree in four years. For additional information, visit the Career Center.

Undergraduate Research

Research apprenticeships with faculty mentors give talented, motivated University of Delaware undergraduates a chance to see and take part in what is happening on the front lines of discovery at UD today. Explore the many challenging options you have for bringing learning to life.

Educational Support & Opportunities

The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) houses undergraduate and pre-college programs, services, and activities—all with the goal of increasing academic success. Of particular interest to this unit is the retention of low-income/first-generation college students, university freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students with diagnosed learning disabilities and ADHD, and selected underrepresented scholars; however, other matriculated students are encouraged to come for assistance. In addition, students who consider themselves stronger academically will find support services to maximize their academic experience and better prepare them for graduate school. The College of Engineering fully supports this mission and works with the AEC staff to ensure that the services and resources offered meet the evolving needs of our current students. We believe that AEC is an unparalleled resource to assist UD students develop and maximize strategies for academic success.

Financial Support & Scholarships

The University of Delaware awards more than $90 million annually in aid. Our Campus commitment to making a University of Delaware education affordable is evidenced by the reasonable tuition for in-state and out-of-state students and in a variety of scholarships, financial aid programs, and financing plans. The College of Engineering supports the Campus commitment of educational affordability by leveraging University scholarships and aid with other College-based funds where appropriate. In this way, we can continue to provide access to a quality engineering education to a broad spectrum of qualified students.

RISE Program

Established in UD’s College of Engineering in 1972 as one of the nation’s earliest and most successful minority engineering programs, The Resources to Inspire Successful Engineers (RISE) Program identifies academically talented minority students as well as others, and provides a supportive atmosphere to enhance their success in attaining an engineering degree. RISE students are provided with the supportive services that they may need to be academically and professionally successful.

Educational Opportunities

Vanderbilt University NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering is now accepting applications for the summer 2020 NSF REU program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Vanderbilt University. The application deadline is February 15th. The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 76% of former VINSE NSF REU students attend graduate school and have received several awards and honors including:

• 17 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (another 7 received honorable mentions)
• 6 Goldwater Fellowships
• 3 SMART Fellowships
• 1 Gates Cambridge Fellowship
• 1 NASA Graduate Fellowship
• 3 NIH Awards: 1 Graduate Fellowship, 1 Postbac ITRA, 1 Oxford-Cambridge Scholar
• >40% of former REU students have (or are expected to) co-author a journal publication
• More than half of our former REU students have given a presentation outside the REU program including 26 at National Conferences funded by the REU site

• Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
• Seminars, workshops, and field trips
• Group social activities and banquet
• Optional outreach opportunities to high school students

• Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
• U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
• Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

• $5,000 stipend
• $500 travel allowance
• Room and board

We would like to make this opportunity available to your students at all stages of the undergraduate careers and from all institutions including community colleges. We would appreciate if you would forward them this information. Please visit: for more information or to apply.

Summer Engineering Teaching Opportunities

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) has very exciting summer employment opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in teaching engineering, physics, astronomy, and math.

For decades, CTY’s summer programs have provided a fun and enriching experience for the most academically gifted elementary, middle, and high school students in the world. Working with CTY in the summer can provide a great experience where you get to work with small classes of bright and motivated students, teaching your area of expertise (CTY offers courses in physics, engineering, robotics, and astronomy/astrophysics, in addition to courses in math, computer science, humanities, writing, and other science disciplines).

  • Positions are available at residential and day sites at various locations on the East and West coasts and Hong Kong.
  • Room and board are provided in addition to salary for staff at residential sites.
  • Core employment dates for staff are Thursday, June 25 – Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, July 18 – Saturday, August 8; staff can work one or both sessions, depending on availability. Employment dates will vary, depending on position and location, however.
  • Undergraduate students are typically considered for Teaching Assistant and Resident Assistant positions, and graduate students are typically considered for Teaching Assistant and Instructor positions (depending on how much independent teaching experience they have).

More information and our online application can be found through the JHU Jobs website.

Undergraduate Students: Paid Summer Research Programs – deadlines are fast approaching! has a searchable database of 650+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. We also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:

If you are considering graduate school, search FULLY FUNDED graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and view resources on applying:

If you need help finding a program that’s a good fit, please feel free to email me at for assistance. You can also follow us on Facebook for program deadlines and updates.

Graduate Students: Search paid summer research programs for graduate students, travel grants, and fellowships – many deadlines fast approaching!

Also, search our postdoc positions and view tips on applying for postdoc positions, here:

City Internships | 2019/20 Applications Now Open  Students may now join one of our Programs that offer a guaranteed internship in their choice of the following locations and career fields.
Program locations:

  • London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Medellin, and Santiago.
    Internship placement career fields:
  • Banking & financial services, Consulting & Professional services, Marketing, Advertising & PR, Law & Politics, Media, Entertainment & Journalism, Art, Fashion & Design, Start-ups & Entrepreneurship, Technology & Engineering, and Charities, Non-profits & NGOs.

Overview and Program Flyer


Station1 Frontiers Fellowship (SFF) – Summer 2020. Are you a bold and creative thinker and an aspiring changemaker who is passionate about applying science and technology to create a more equitable, creative, prosperous, and sustainable world?

Apply to Be A 2020 Station1 Fellow!

We invite you to apply to be in the summer 2020 cohort and participate in the Station1 Frontiers Fellowship (SFF) – a unique and exciting ten week residential science and technology-focused educational, research, and internship summer program with a focus on societal perspective, social innovation, and impact in the Boston region of Massachusetts in the USA.

  • As a Station1 Fellow You Will:
    Receive all expenses paid including a competitive living expenses stipend, housing costs, a stipend for transportation to and from Station1, commuting transportation costs to and from internships, and instructional costs;
  • Gain authentic, hands-on experience through an internship in a leading science and technology company or academic research laboratory;
  • Participate in exciting, state-of-the-art research and development project in science and technology; Station1 supports projects across all of STEM majors including areas such as biotechnology, clean technologies and sustainability, agricultural technologies, civic technologies, aeronautics and astronautics, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing and digital automation, nanoscale materials design, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and more;
  • Engage with a shared curriculum, unique in the nation and the world, focused on socially-directed STEM education and research which draws together critical perspectives on history, social studies of science and technology, equity, inclusion, sociotechnical studies of computation, social change and innovation, sustainability, and ethics of science and technology;
  • Gain interdisciplinary experience by interacting with guest instructors and mentors from a diversity of fields;
  • Gain personal and professional experience through both the internship and a formal curriculum that focuses on areas such as: intercultural knowledge, inclusive leadership and collaboration, multi-modal communication, and more;
  • Have access to a creative co-working, collaboration, and learning space;
  • Receive information and guidance on academic and career pathways including graduate school; and
  • As a Station1 fellow alumni, become part of a network of exceptional professionals in the Station1 community beyond completion of the program.


STEM funding opportunities-The Institute for Broadening Participation
Undergraduate Scholarships — 30+ opportunities from a variety of private and federal funders for students pursuing STEM
Graduate Funding for Masters Students — 40+ funding opportunities for Masters-level students in STEM
Graduate Funding for PhD Students — 40+ funding opportunities including funding from NSF, NASA, and NIH.
How to build a strong application.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Research Program: MIT Lincoln Laboratory actively recruits individuals pursuing BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and to a limited degree, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology and Materials Science. Candidates should have an interest and ability to work on a broad range of technical problems in a team environment and possess strong problem-solving, analytical, innovative, communications, and teaming skills. Due to our contracts with the Department of Defense employment at MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires U.S. citizenship. >> Eligibility requirements, program details, and the application process

Posted: 9/7/18

Scholarship Opportunities

Applications will only be considered when submitted via

Organization: UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory

Call for Summer Interns
Are you considering applying to grad school and interested in oceanography as a career path? Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2020 MPL Summer Internship Program.

Undergraduate college students majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


  • Currently enrolled as 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate — and not in your senior year — at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL
  • A U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Considering a career in scientific research
  • Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, California, in June 2020
  • Available to work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr
  • Not a former MPL summer intern
  • OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and surf


  • Visit to complete the application online.
  • Applications will be accepted online through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 17, 2020.
  • Applications are not reviewed until after the application due date.
  • Applicants may be notified by email as early as February 2020.
  • All applicants will have been notified by email by the end of April.

The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Research Topics:
Acoustics and Infrasound
Applied Ocean Sciences
Autonomous Ocean Platforms and Global Observing Systems
Coastal Oceanography
Internal Waves and Ocean Mixing
Marine Mammal Biology
Nonlinear and Surface Waves
Ocean Acoustics
Ocean Instrumentation and Technology
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Physical Oceanography
Population and Community Ecology
Upper Ocean and Submesoscale Processes
Research Highlights:
Air-Sea Interaction Research
Coastal Observatory Development
Observations of Waves and Currents Nearshore
Optical and Ancillary Measurements at High Latitudes in Support of the MODIS Ocean Validation Program
Reference Materials for Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Measurements
Time Reversal Mirror in the Ocean
Whale Acoustics
Whole Sky Imager

MPL Summer Internship Program:
Marine Physical Laboratory:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography:
University of California, San Diego:


Graduate Support

Research Centers

The College of Engineering houses more than a dozen college-based research centers and participate in a variety of university-based centers and institutes.

Office of Graduate Studies

A major research university with activities under way on every continent, UD is proud to educate the finest students in the world. More than 3,600 graduate students are enrolled in the more than 160 graduate and professional degree programs offered at UD.

GEM Program

GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering.

Women in Engineering Program

The Women in Engineering (WIE) group at the University of Delaware hosts events over the course of the year to build community among all UD engineers, male and female.


To schedule an appointment with the Associate Dean (OEAA), please contact Nancy Bickings at 831-2403 or