AEROS Program

Aerospace Engineering Research Opportunity Scholars (AEROS) was created in February 2013 as a means of expanding the mission of the John Anderson Scholarship. The Aerospace Engineering Research Opportunity Scholars (AEROS) Program provides funding support for rising juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors) interested in spending the summer working closely with faculty 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.

Students who have had successful applications to the AEROS Scholars program have typically had a GPA greater than 3.5, but any Aerospace Engineering undergraduate student wih strong motivation and/or aptitude for research, along with a referral from a faculty advisor in Aerospace Engineering, may apply. 

Selected students must be 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.

Any questions regarding the AEROS program can be directed to

  • 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