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Engineering Summer Fellows

The Engineering summer research program seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women and historically underrepresented students, first generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and veterans. Participating undergraduates not only gain confidence in their ability to experience valuable hands-on research and mentoring, but they also learn to appreciate the advantages of pursuing an advanced degree. 

2020 Summer Fellows


Edrick Joe

Class of 2023

Program of Study: Engineering (undeclared)

I wanted to experience what engineering is like outside of industry, while at the same time improve my communication and teamwork skills.

Angelica Mgbeafulu

Class of 2023

Engineering Major

Marisa Perez

Class of 2022

Materials Science and Engineering Major

I chose to get into research because I wanted to gain real-world experience that was related to my major. I also wanted to build connections within the University of Michigan and to gain knowledge from my research mentors.

Cesar Rodriguez

Trevor Rosario

Class of 2022

Majoring in Aerospace Engineering with a Space Engineering minor

I wanted to develop new skills instead of just siting around all summer. I also wanted to experience something new by trying research for the first time and determining if it was something I could see myself getting a career in later.


Jenna Sherwin

Class of 2023

Major in Civil Engineering

Through my research, I hope to gain a comprehensive understanding of the types of challenges current researchers and engineers face concerning water management and hydrology, and the complexity of the relationship between human systems and the environment. Access to water and trends in water storage can have huge implications on society, especially in the context of climate change, and I'm very excited to have the chance to contribute to current research on this topic.

Menelik Weatherspoon

Class of 2023

Computer Engineering Major

Why I chose research: I want to gain hands on experience and add context to my college education.