Summer UNDERGRAD Research

MACES Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program

MACES sponsors a thriving program geared toward the education and training of undergraduate research fellows. This program includes research training in the labs of the MACES faculty by providing an oppertunity to work on a MACES-related project, and a series of professional development monthly workshops. The topics covered in the workshops include introducing the participants to tools for thorough literature searches, writing abstracts for conferences, writing professional resumes, and preparing and presenting talks. MACES undergraduate fellows have the opportunity to participate in various MACES events, including events with direct connection to NASA.

Stipend/Duration: $3,200; June 2 – August 2, 2019; housing accommodations on UC Merced campus (room and board) or monetary allowance ($400) when applicable

Eligibility:  Full-time undergraduate students with at least two semesters of college experience (GPA 3.0 or above); US citizen or permanent resident status


  • Research-related experience in the areas of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering
  • Experimental learning and hands-on training on cutting edge research instrumentation
  • Research and academic guidance and mentoring from MACES faculty and graduate students
  • Professional development opportunities via participation in monthly workshops

Application Deadline:   March 10th, 2019

Application Submission:  MACES Application Link

Contact Info:  Petia Gueorguieva: