Good news for science majors

January 25, 2009 at 8:32 am Leave a comment

Obama’s recovery package aims to…triple the number of undergraduate and graduate fellowships in science.

Dallas Morning News, 1/25/09

Science and math are already lucrative fields for students to pursue, both in terms of eventual salaries and because of the summer research grants and fellowships they can get. Obama promises to make it even better.

What do I mean by summer research grants? If a student can find a researcher-mentor and join an existing project or propose a new one, he or she can apply for grants from their college. For example, Stanford pays up to $5200; CalTech pays $600/week; the University of North Texas’ TAMS (Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences) pays up to $3000. Most colleges that focus on science will have similar programs.

It’s a whole lot better than flipping burgers at MacDonalds for the summer.

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Entry filed under: CalTech, fellowships, research, Stanford, TAMS.

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