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Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship (Wilke)

Thanks to the generosity of the Margo Katherine Wilke trust, the Wilke program offers financial assistance to encourage participation. Students receive a $500 scholarship for their participation and faculty members will receive $500 towards research expenses. Students also take part in a 1 credit internship seminar that introduces them to basic issues in research – methods, ethics, career paths, and graduate education. To present the research, each student participates in a poster session at Discovery Park in the spring.

Faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that create innovative and impactful research experiences for undergraduate students.  If any of these descriptions fit, please consider submitting a project proposal that we can match up with highly talented students who want to be involved in research:

  • You see yourself as a mentor who aims to engage superior undergraduate students considering graduate study.

  • You enjoy helping to create and develop new research opportunities that involve students.

  • One of your goals is to foster the exchange of ideas with a diverse student population.

The Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship (Wilke) program is intended to nurture a lifelong interest in learning and appreciation of the humanities and other liberal arts disciplines, which were important to Margo Katherine Wilke Melichar.  In addition, it seeks to stimulate awareness of advanced research and promote interest in graduate education.  Wilke offers opportunities for 50 student internships per academic semester (fall and spring).  The Wilke program is open to Purdue University-West Lafayette sophomores, juniors and seniors in Liberal Arts who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are in good academic standing.  Projects may be submitted for the period of 1 semester or over 2 semesters.

For more information please contact Associate Dean Joel Ebarb. Ready to apply? Please submit your project here, and select OUR Connect.

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