The Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program is a 10-week summer undergraduate research program for UC Berkeley undergraduates.
Each Design 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, or Data-driven Design. Benefits of the program include a $5000 stipend, exposure to academic research, a free summer Maker Pass, and more.
The Design Scholar program is open to all continuing Berkeley undergraduate students in the College of Engineering, although freshmen are encouraged to wait until their sophomore or junior years to apply. Continuing Berkeley students outside of the College of Engineering with a track record of experience in design will also be considered. Student veterans, persons with disabilities, women, transfer students, and students of color are especially encouraged to apply.
The Design Scholar program will be offered as an in-person, on-campus experience in summer 2023, starting June 5th and ending August 11th. A select number of Design Scholars will also be able to participate in the Maker Launchpad as part of a combined summer learning experience. Design Scholars doing this option will still conduct engineering design research, but in the latter half of the summer will also participate in a six-week comprehensive prototyping program, offered by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. Learn more.
Applications for the summer 2023 cohort are due March 26th at 11:59pm.