The University Record, November 8, 1999

GE fellowships available to first-year students through UROP

From the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is offering General Electric (GE) First-Year Fellowships to students interested in completing undergraduate degrees and possibly pursuing graduate work in physics and computer science. The program, awarding up to $1,000 to first-year students, is open to historically underrepresented minority students and/or women in the sciences. The application deadline is Nov. 12.

All GE First-Year Fellows, automatically incorporated in UROP, are required to participate in faculty-sponsored physics or computer science research during the winter 2000 term. Students also must prepare an academic plan, present their research at the GE Symposium and meet with a GE program representative during the winter 2000 term.

Fellows may use their $1,000 award for funding for research, a travel grant to present research at a professional conference, funding to purchase course textbooks or as a scholarship.

Applications are available at UROP, 715 N. University, Suite 201. For more information, call 998-9381.