The Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program, Summer 2021

February 11, 2021 | 10:52 am

We are now accepting applications for the second cohort of the Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program, a 10-week summer research program launched in the summer of 2020. This program is open to all undergraduates in the College of Engineering, or students with relevant experience in design innovation. The Scholars actively contribute to the growing design ecosystem at UC Berkeley—participating in seminars, workshops, and special events with members of the design community, including their cohort of fellow undergraduate Design Scholars, graduate students, and faculty. In addition, they learn and practice critical skills of making. Scholars also receive a $5000 stipend.

During the program, each Scholar is matched with a faculty advisor based on their interests, and conducts faculty-guided research in areas such as Engineering Design, Design Methodology, Human Computer Interaction, and Data-driven Design. If there is mutual interest from both the Scholar and faculty advisor, they may have the option of continuing their research beyond the summer.

The Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program will be run as a remote experience in summer 2021, starting on June 7th and ending on August 13th. All program activities, including research, mentor meetings, cohort seminars, and prototyping & fabrication will be conducted remotely. In lieu of direct access to the makerspace, which is currently unavailable, Scholars will receive priority access to the Jacobs Project Support program.

Applications to join the summer 2021 cohort are due on March 7th. Application details, as well as full program information, registration for the February 26th info session, and information about last summer’s cohort can be found on the Berkeley Engineering Design Scholars page.