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Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medicine Engineering Summer Program (MWESP)

The Office of Science Education & Training (MSK) and Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) are pleased to invite applications for the 2019 MSK/WCM Engineering Summer Program (MWESP). MWESP is designed to bring together undergraduate rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in engineering and biomedicine for a summer research experience. Applicants must have a background in engineering, physical sciences, computational, or related fields.

The 10-week program begins on June 3 and ends on August 9, 2019.

 Students who are accepted to MWESP will:

  • Adapt their engineering skills to address biomedically-focused research questions in cutting-edge laboratories
  • Interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
  • Attend weekly luncheon/seminar series of presentations by faculty
  • Attend professional development workshops
  • Present a poster on their work at the end of the program

Participants will be paid $6000 for the summer. Please note: No housing will be provided.

Areas of Research

Students will partner with faculty who have expressed strong interest in working with students with engineering skill sets. Please see here for list of faculty working in various biomedical research areas who welcome the added expertise of undergraduates from engineering backgrounds. Details about their research projects can be found by visiting their respective lab pages.

How to Apply

MWESP seeks current domestic undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are majoring in engineering, physical sciences, computational, or related fields. We strongly encourage students from disadvantaged and underprivileged backgrounds to apply.

 Students can complete and submit the online application starting November 1, 2018. The application portal will remain open until February 1, 2019.

 Applicants must be a documented US citizen or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or other legal document of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the US with an F-1 visa are not eligible. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.

 Application Considerations

  • Completed college-level engineering, physical sciences, or computer sciences courses
  • Applicants will be asked to upload an unofficial transcript
  • Have an interest in the application of engineering to biological problems in the laboratory/clinic
  • Have some hands-on experience with engineering/computational or laboratory work
  • Two letters of recommendation: These letters should be written by faculty members or employers who are familiar with the applicant’s credentials, especially with respect to any engineering practice, laboratory, or related work experience
  • In addition to the application form and an admissions essay, applicants should submit an official transcript from their college or university. Transcripts can be emailed from your school’s registrar to oset@mskcc.org or mailed to:

     Office of Scientific Education and Training
     c/o Romina Rodriguez
     Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
     1275 York Avenue, Box 376
     New York, NY 10065

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