Make Money for Being a WISE Woman Apply Now!

Many opportunities are available to undergraduate women at the University of Cincinnati who are interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math or medicine (STEMM). These students have a tremendous summer opportunity to work on a STEMM-focused project through the

Research Experiences for Women Undergraduates program (REWU)


UC students work side by side with researchers for 12 weeks during the summer and earn money doing it.

The REWU program, now in its eleventh year, is directed by Urmila Ghia, professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

“Undergraduates are paired with faculty mentors and receive a stipend for their work in the lab,” says Ghia. “The students also receive coaching and instruction in areas such as preparing reports and making presentations that are beneficial both to their college careers as well as to their professional careers.”

The UC Women in Science Engineering (WISE) committee is now accepting applications for the summer 2010 REWU program. The deadline to apply for this summer's program is Monday, March 1.

A detailed description and


form are available on the

WISE Web page


See photos from REWU 2009.

Here are just some of the opportunities available:

WISE student Maesa Idries magnetizes iron pieces.

WISE student Maesa Idries magnetizes iron pieces.

  • Aerospace engineering — acoustic liners in fans
  • Anthropology — biomechanics of infant carrying
  • Biology — plants, snakes, agriculture, frogs, butterflies (in the Rocky Mountains)
  • Biomedical engineering — enhancing capillary formation of diabetic endothelial cells
  • Chemical and materials engineering — nanomaterials, optical fibers
  • Chemistry — solar energy, converting biomass-derived carbohydrates to ethylene glycol
  • Communication science — cochlear implants
  • Geology — x-ray fluorescence and other analyses of paleosediments, fieldwork in southwest Ohio
  • Math — modeling and simulation of biological systems using MATLAB software
  • Pediatrics — mechanisms of immunosuppression in HIV/AIDS, neonatal brachial plexux injury, pathogenesis of asthma
  • Physics — neurite outgrowth on carbon nanotube threads for neurite regeneration

Brittany Jones with mentor Dr Manish Kumar working on Swarm robotics research.

Brittany Jones with mentor Dr Manish Kumar working on Swarm robotics research.

The list of labs continues to grow.

Check back frequently — but before March 1!

For additional information, contact Professor Urmila Ghia at (513) 556-4612.

For more information and application materials, including the form for the required letter of recommendation, go to the

WISE Web site



Know a faculty member whom you would like to mentor you? Apply for an Undergraduate Research Council Fellowship and approach the faculty member! Let the WISE program help the faculty help you.

Apply Now for Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Two months of summer stipend support is now available to undergraduate students interested in research.

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