The Egleston Scholars
What does the Egleston Scholars Program offer?
A $10,000 Stipend
Scholars each have access to a stipend which can be used to attend professional conferences, purchase research materials and fund room and board when conducting research over the summer.
Guaranteed Research Opportunities
Egleston Scholars have access to undergraduate research positions with Columbia Engineering faculty as early as their first year.
Research and Leadership in Engineering Seminar
An exclusive seminar for Egleston Scholars in their first semester to guide them through the scientific process.
Each Scholar is paired with a faculty mentor.
Scholars are supported by a team of advisers in addition to their faculty mentors.
Specialized Workshops with the Center for Career Education (CCE)
Scholars meet with designated CCE advisers to explore career and graduate school options and to build networking, interviewing and presentation skills.
Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP)
Egleston Scholars are members of the larger community of scholars through the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program.
Scholars are invited to exclusive events with Columbia deans and prominent Columbia Engineering alumni.
Enhanced Financial Aid
Scholars who have applied for and been awarded Columbia need-based aid receive an enhanced aid package that promotes access to unpaid opportunities. These enhancements mean that:
- University grants replace work-study for all four years.
- The summer work expectation is waived during summers in which Scholars utilize their Egleston summer stipends. The above is in addition to Columbia’s already generous financial aid policies.
Egleston Scholars E-Board
As an Egleston Scholar, you are immediately part of an instant community of likeminded, engaged and interested students who come together for academic and social reasons.
To support and enhance the opportunities above, the student E-Board offers social and cultural opportunities to foster community among the Egleston Scholars across all four years and including alumni.
Some examples of research in which Egleston Scholars are engaged:
Deciphering the roles of mechanotaxis and chemotaxis in the formation of capillary-like structures with Professor Sam Sia, Biomedical Engineering
Developing systems of electrochemical cells and bioreactors in order to use reduction of iron as the source of fuel production with Professor Alan C. West
Researching the efficacy of tantalum carbide compounds in hydrogen evolution reactions with Professor Jingguang Chen, Chemical Engineering
Developing a 2-D and 3-D model for drug diffusion from coated bone implants with Tobias Klepsch in Lübeck, Germany
Studying a protein, transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-B), which is important for cartilage mechanical properties, with Professor Gerard Ateshian, Mechanical Engineering
Studying electrospin polymer scaffolds for complex tissue regeneration with Professor Helen Lu, Biomedical Engineering
Investigating hardware security vulnerability in the Computer Architecture and Security Technologies Lab with Professor Simha Sethumadhavan, Computer Science