Undergraduate Research Experience
The goal of this program is to introduce undergraduates to the experience of conducting research within the academe while still at an early stage in their academic careers and to assist them in forging mentoring relationships. Selected WiSE Fellows commit to attending a variety of programming opportunities aimed especially at demystifying the research process, assisting students in locating appropriate mentors given their research interests, highlighting undergraduate research funding opportunities at USC, and locating appropriate Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).
The goal of this program is to provide upper level undergraduate students with first-hand experience in laboratory based research, and to thereby encourage promising students to pursue graduate studies in the sciences and/or engineering. Upperclassmen who have an established working relationship with a faculty mentor submit a research project proposal. If awarded, WiSE Researchers commit to participating in WiSE programming efforts throughout the academic year and receive a substantial grant to conduct research. For most students, this research will be conducted during the summer months.