Chemical Engineering

Opportunities for Students

ISE Summer CoRPs

ISE Summer CoRPs (Collaborative Research Projects) provides an opportunity for University of Dayton undergraduate students to conduct full-time summer research in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. Students are paired with two or three faculty co-mentors from different disciplines, with the team jointly researching a relevant challenge in STEM fields. The collaborative nature and co-mentorship model of the projects prepare students for future success by providing hands-on opportunities to work in multiple disciplines, to acquire broader perspectives on addressing research challenges, and to practice working as part of diverse teams toward a shared goal. Fellows also benefit from regular cohort activities that include professional development, social, and outreach events. University of Dayton housing is available to fellows for a fee.

Participating Summer CoRPs students will receive a $5,000 fellowship award. Participating faculty may receive up to $1,000 reimbursement for research supplies upon completion of the program.


University of Dayton undergraduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering who have completed their first year are eligible to apply. Sinclair Academy students who have completed their first year with a pathway major in the College of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering are eligible to apply. Participants must be available to conduct full-time research for 10 weeks over the summer term. Students identifying as a person from underrepresented minorities in STEM fields or with financial need are encouraged to apply.


Applications for ISE Summer CoRPs are due by 5 p.m. on Mar. 25, 2018.  APPLY NOW >

Components of the application to prepare in advance include the following items that the application will ask for:

  • Overall GPA
  • One-page resume
  • Describe your professional or vocational goals (up to 250 words)
  • How do you hope the ISE Summer CoRPs experience will help you achieve your goals? (up to 250 words)
  • Describe any relevant research experience (up to 250 words)
  • Rank ordering of your project preferences (up to 4)

Fellowship offers are expected to be made April 3 - 10.