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Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)

(UCEM) at Illinois aims to broaden participation in advanced engineering, physical, and mathematical science careers, thereby strengthening the talent pool in these fields while increasing equitable opportunities in the US. The center targets underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students (URM), defined by Sloan as US citizens who are African American, Latina/Latino, and American Indian/Alaskan Native.

Sloan Scholars and Illinois Sloan Scholars Fifty scholars - 25 Sloan Scholars and 25 Illinois Sloan Scholars - will be recruited and fully funded with assistantships, tuition, and fellowships.

Sloan Scholars will receive $40,000 from Sloan ($20,000 at matriculation, $10,000 at qualifying exam completion or similar benchmark, and $10,000 at prelim completion).

Illinois Sloan Scholars will receive $10,000 from Illinois at matriculation.

Sloan Scholars and Illinois Sloan Scholars will be carefully mentored toward successful completion of their PhD’s and job placement. In addition to studying in highly-ranked, world class programs, these students will receive a suite of professional development opportunities. Graduates will be well-prepared to become leaders in the workforce and in academia, where they can shape the future of their fields.

Eligible Programs of Study

Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Sciences & Engineering
Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering Physics

Atmospheric Sciences
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Chemical Physics

Questions?: Ellen Wang Althaus- Director of the Sloan UCEM at Illinois, Graduate College University of Illinois,

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computer Sciences
Geological Sciences

STEM Education
Under-Represented Minorities

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Page last updated 6/26/2017 9:30:00 AM
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