According to the National Science Foundation, to be eligible for this program at WPI, a student must be:

  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident of the United States or a U.S. Territory/Posession.
  • Enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree.
    • Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate.
    • High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible to participate.
    • Students who have received their bachelor’s degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are generally not eligible to participate (i.e. students should noy apply during their senior year).

Individuals that meet these criteria, and that are interested in materials and properties for a resilient society, are encouraged to apply. Individuals from populations conventionally underrepresented in the STEM fields and non-conventional learners are particularly encouraged to apply. All applications are handled electronically using the right-most tab on this website.