Caltech's Amgen Scholars program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Amgen Scholarships will be offered in the following fields: biochemistry; bioengineering; bioinformatics; chemical and biomolecular engineering; biopsychology; biotechnology; chemistry; immunology; medical pharmacology; microbiology; molecular genetics; molecular medicine; molecular pharmacology; molecular, cell, and developmental biology; neurobiology; neuroscience; pathology; physiological psychology; physiological science; statistics; toxicology.
Graduate and undergraduate students actively participate in the R&D program of LIGO. While furthering their education in a research environment, they make important contributions to the progress of the LIGO project. Students benefit from the diversity of scientific and engineering skills represented by the LIGO project's technical staff, including faculty, senior scientists, and engineers, who provide individual guidance and supervision to students.
NASA provides funding for 8 weeks of summer undergraduate research for up to 12 qualified applicants. Selected students work closely with a NASA investigator to learn the details of research in planetary geosciences.
NASA Space Grant is a national consortium that strengthens colleges and universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space science and technology, and related fields and encourages cooperative programs among colleges, universities, business, and federal, state, and local governments. Students in the JPL Space Grant program spend 10 weeks in the summer at JPL.
Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.
Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.