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The Zimmer Award Program

The Zimmer Award Program is intended to reward and encourage the scholarship of undergraduate students within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Applicants should be current full time students pursuing a BSME or BSAE Degree. An overall UB grade point average of 3.25 or higher is required at the time of application. The program includes support for academic year independent study or for a summer research experience as described below.

Zimmer Research Scholar Award*

The purpose of the Research Scholar Awards is to encourage well-prepared undergraduates to participate in research-oriented projects during the academic year (normally as Seniors). Applicants are expected to have been in contact with their proposed advisor to discuss potential research areas of interest. A brief statement describing the planned research project should accompany the application. Zimmer Research Scholars are required to register for academic credit for their project by enrolling in the undergraduate research course MAE 498 for 1-3 credits during the semester of the award (three credits of MAE 498 may be used as a Technical Elective). Student Awards of $1,000. A supplemental award of up to $500 may be requested during the course of the award for equipment, supplies, or travel.

Zimmer Summer Scholar Award*

The purpose of the Summer Scholar Awards is to facilitate a summer research experience for students between their Junior and Senior years. Applicants are expected to have been in contact with their proposed advisor to discuss potential research areas of interest. A brief statement describing the expected research project should accompany the application. Awards of up to $3,000 for Junior summers.

Applications are available from the link below:

Zimmer Application Form

Applications must be submitted by the due dates listed below (an application consists of the Zimmer Application Form, brief project description, faculty advisor reference letter, and unofficial transcript):

Award Type Semester Awarded
Research Scholar Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer Scholar Summer 2016
  1. *NOTE: Maximum one award of each type (Research Scholar, Summer Scholar) per student.
  2. Here are the links for Application and Description.

The Yong Lee Scholarship

The Yong Lee Scholarship is now available for the Spring semester for an undergraduate student in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a B.S. degree who is a junior (in at least their 6th semester) in either the AE or ME undergraduate degree program.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the successful applicant in the Spring semester only. If the awardee continues to make good progress towards their degree, the scholarship will be renewed in the next semester. Undergraduate students interested in applying for this scholarship opportunity should return a completed application with unofficial transcripts to 317 Furnas.

Questions should be directed to:

  • Dr. Robert C. Wetherhold, 606 Furnas Hall, 645-3058, Send E-mail
  • Dr. Tarun Singh, 1009 Furnas Hall, 645-1428, Send E-mail
  • Dr. Matthew Ringuette, 327 Jarvis Hall, 645-1461 Send E-mail
  • Margie P. Hewlett , 317 Furnas Hall, 645-1453, Send E-mail

Submit applications to:
Yong Lee Scholarship Committee
MAE Department
317 Furnas Hall

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