WAVE Fellows must:
- Be current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors*
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2/4.0
- Complete the second semester or third quarter at your college or university
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have DACA status
- Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D.
- Have prior research experience
- Not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction
* Students need to be matriculated in a degree-granting undergraduate program. High school students who are co-enrolled in college courses are not eligible.
Upon receiving a WAVE Fellowship, students sign an agreement to fulfill the following requirements:
- To submit a project plan by May 15 following collaboration with the mentor
- To devote full effort to conducting the research project (Fellows cannot take courses or hold another job.)
- To submit two interim reports approved by their mentors
- To submit an abstract of their project
- To submit a written technical report approved by the mentor
- To give a final presentation on one of the scheduled seminar day symposia
- To attend weekly WAVE Fellow meetings
- To abide by Caltech’s Honor Code
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