ENG Summer Term Alumni Research Scholars (STARS)

The STARS program provides a housing allowance of $4,500 that makes it easier for College of Engineering undergraduates to work in Boston alongside College of Engineering faculty over the summer, performing research to create solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.

College of Engineering undergraduates engaged in a faculty-mentored, full-time research experience during the summer may apply for the STARS program. To be eligible, students must either:

  1. Receive research funding through the UROP program.
  2. Be hired into a paid research position from a College of Engineering faculty member. The position must be for at least 35 hours per week for at least 10 weeks.

STARS participants may not take summer courses. Students whose permanent residence is within commuting distance to BU may not qualify for the housing support provided by STARS.

Applications for summer 2024 are now due March 6, 2024 Apply online.

You Can Support the STARS Program.

STARS Scholars are supported by contributions to the Engineering Annual Fund. This fund enables Dean Kenneth Lutchen to directly enhance “quality of life” initiatives for our students. If you would like to support a STARS Scholar, make your contribution today.

Recent STARS Scholars

Chitanya Gopu
Municipal Solid Waste Management and Efficient Water Treatment Methods
STARS Scholar