Aerospace Engineering Research Opportunity Scholars (AEROS) Program

2016 AEROS Scholars

Jean-Luis Betancourt
Ehiremen Ebewele
Eric Frizzell
Phil Kirk
Brian (Jung) Lee
Spencer Levin
Jacob McCullum
Kate Melone
Patrick Washington
Benjamin Williams

Aerospace Engineering Research Opportunity Scholars (AEROS) was created in February 2013 as a means of expanding the mission of the John Anderson Scholarship. The AEROS program provides funding support for motivated undergraduate students interested in spending a summer between their junior and senior year working closely with a Department of Aerospace Engineering faculty member on scholarly research projects. 

Students who have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, who will begin their junior or senior yearthis upcoming fall semester, and are able to work full-time over the summer on the research project are highly encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate students will earn $3,000 to work on their summer research project. Payment works as follows: the AEROS program pays students $2,000 and the student's faculty research mentor pays $1,000 for a total of $3,000.

The primary goals of the AEROS program include engaging students in research and scholarship and facilitating student and faculty interaction. As part of the program, students and research advisors will be invited to participate in events designed to foster a support network as the Scholars engage in their research projects. At the end of the summer, students are expected to give a brief presentation highlighting their summer research accomplishments and future goals.


  • Student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Student will begin senior (final) year this fall
  • Student is able to work full-time over the summer (40 hours per week, or 8 hours/day M-F during regular business hours) on their research project

Application requirements

  • An updated student resume
  • A project description describing your project, research objectives, technical approach, and expected results
  • Written confirmation from your faculty mentor acknowledging cost share commitment

Any questions regarding the AEROS program can be directed to