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Engineering Preview Days

Berkeley Engineering Preview Days is a program designed for rising seniors who are interested in applying to Ph.D. programs in engineering.

Over the course of three days, participants will:

  • Meet individually with faculty members
  • Attend workshops on the graduate admissions and funding process and learn how to put together a competitive application to UC Berkeley
  • Receive advice on maximizing upcoming summer research opportunities
  • Network with researchers from national laboratories and engineering research centers
  • Interact with current UC Berkeley graduate students
  • Tour the Berkeley campus
  • Airfare, accommodations and meals provided

Participants will receive ongoing advising from the Engineering Graduate Outreach office throughout the summer and admissions cycle.


  • Academic goal is a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline
  • Intend to apply for graduate school in Fall 2016
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Apply Online Today!
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016, 5 p.m. PST.

Program is from April 27-30, 2016.

More details and the on-line application can be found at

WPI Data Science

Program Overview:

The Data Science Program at WPI, Worcester, MA, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, offers a 6-week, all expenses paid Research Experience for undergraduate students in Summer 2016. The students, working with WPI faculty and peer students, learn state-of-the-art data science techniques and technologies and apply them in research focused on societal challenges in 'smart and connected' communities. These include healthcare, sustainability, security, mobility, and more; all interlinked concerns of critical national importance. Students present the results of their research at an Open Poster Session during the final week of the program, and, where appropriate, at scholarly venues and conferences.

Program Details:

  • $5000.00 stipend over the 10 week program ($500/week)
  • On-campus apartment-style residence housing paid directly by the program
  • Weekly meal allowance, and
  • Up to $600.00 in travel expenses

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • NSF requires that all student participants are United States citizens or permanent residents; no exceptions.
  • We prefer sophomores and juniors who have a strong interest in research.
  • Courses taken in programming, computer science, linear algebra, and/or statistics are a plus.
  • We especially encourage female and underrepresented students in STEM fields.
  • We also encourage students with prior community college experience who have transferred to a 4-year institution.

More details available at