WISER|MURE|FURP (see below) is a student research internship program at Penn State - University Park supported by the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium. This program offers first-year students (and all underrepresented minority students) a two semester faculty-mentored internship in a research laboratory at Penn State.
The PA Space Grant Research Internship Program has three pathways to apply: WISER, MURE, and FURP. Although they are named differently, all three pathways feed into one central internship program.
WISER: Women in Science and Engineering Research
Open to all first-year students but focuses on supporting outstanding women interested in pursuing research on campus.
MURE: Minority Undergraduate Research Experience
Supporting underrepresented minority students interested in pursuing research on campus that are in their first-year, sophomore, or junior years. Minority students are defined as African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander. Students of Asian descent are not considered minority students by NASA.
FURP: First-year Undergraduate Research Program
Open to all first-year students interested in research; those with economic hardship are encouraged to apply.
- The internship is for two semesters: spring and fall 2022. The internship does not extend through the summer.
- Students work on research and lab-related activities, including laboratory meetings, training, readings, and other associated research activities for ~5 hours per week.
- Students are awarded $575 for each semester (spring and fall) of the 2022 calendar year.
- A research symposium at the end of the internship (November 2022) highlights research accomplishments and offers a chance for students to practice scientific communication.
For more info and to apply please visit the WMF webpage at: https://sites.psu.edu/wisermurefurp/
Application deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2021
For questions about the program please email: firstname.lastname@example.org