ME Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Undergraduate Research Fellowships

  • Encourage undergraduate students to participate in cutting-edge research
  • Provide a glimpse of graduate studies
  • Prepare for industrial research and engineering
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.3
  • At least 2 semesters and no more than 5 semesters to graduate
  • If awarded fellowship:
    • Completion of at least 6 credits over 2 semesters of ME 489, with at least a “B”
    • Must present research at the ME symposium (twice)
    • Must present results at Lindbergh lecture (once)
    • Must prepare and submit a written senior thesis at the conclusion of their project following UW graduate school guidelines.
  • Must present results at Lindbergh lecture (once)
  • Awarded twice per year to as many as 5 students each semester (depending on budget)
  • Fall semester: November 29th, 3:00 PM
  • Spring semester: May 10th, 3:00 PM



Past Faustin Prinz Fellowship Recipients

Colin Bernhardt: Class Pulse Tube Cryo-cooler

Jeffery Pickett: 3D Printing for High-Performance Liquid-Air Heat Exchangers

Dana Paz: Use of perturbation shoes to train gait behaviors for stability and awareness

Max Kahn: An adjustable phase shifter for a pulse tube cryocooler

Andrew Elmeer: An investigation of failure criteria for human femurs

Aaron Schmitz: Effects of Process Parameter Variation on the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Composite Test Specimen

Adam Susa: Investigation of fuel jet breakup using ultra-high-speed, high-resolution imaging

Brett Sjostrom: Designing a thermal engine using thermal moments in laminated structrures

Brett Parendo: Validation of a novel dynamic MRI technique to measure in vivo knee motion


William Ault: Characterization and analysis of 3D-bioplotter fabricated bone scaffolds

Alexander Buehler: From design prototype in under one hour

Cole Hess: Comparison of tribological properties of synthetic skin substitutes and cell-derived human skin tissues

Jason Reinecke: Strategies for robotic friction stir welding to consistently produce high-quality welds