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WAVE Fellows must:

  • Be current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors*
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2/4.0
  • 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 the mentors
  • To submit an abstract of their project approved by the mentor
  • 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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