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Research Experiences for UW PIE Students

Summer Research Experiences for UW First-Years and Sophomores

In partnership with the UW Pathways for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) program, the Clean Energy Institute supports two to three summer research experiences for UW undergraduate students in order to promote retention and academic excellence in STEM.


Research Experience for UW PIE Undergraduates application is now closed.


This program is open to UW first-years or sophomores who are participating in UW PIE programs.


Selected students take a spring quarter ENGR 202 professional skills course before conducting 9 weeks of full-time summer research in a CEI lab under the mentorship of a graduate student.

During the summer, participating students join other summer researchers in social functions and participate in Clean Energy Bridge to Research programming such as the science interest group and end-of-summer poster session with other undergraduate researchers.

CEI labs focus on solar energy, energy storage, systems and grid integration, and advanced materials and measurements. Sponsoring faculty represent the departments of chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science & engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical & computer engineering.


Summer clean energy researchers in this program receive a $6300 stipend, as well as on-campus housing or a $2500 housing allowance.

Program Dates

Application Open: January 15

Application Deadline: February 15

Program: June 17 – August 16, 2024