MSE Undergraduates at Penn
We have a student-run society for undergraduates called The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Society. The MSE Society is dedicated to bringing students together outside of the classroom. We believe that a true education involves not only academia, but also social interaction. You can read more about the MSE Society here.
Research Opportunities at Penn
As part of our undergraduate program, all MSE undergraduates have the opportunity to work with a research group through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program in Materials Science and Engineering, normally after the Freshman year.
Students can also explore additional Penn Engineering undergraduate research resources, as well as the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.
View a list of our undergraduate student publications here.
2016 Undergraduate Student Awardees
Manfred Altman Memorial Award
The Manfred Altman Memorial Award, founded in recognition of the outstanding qualities possessed by Professor Manfred Altman, is given annually to the freshman or sophomore in engineering who has best demonstrated initiative, innovation, and ingenuity in his or her studies.
Recipient: Brandon W. Kao
R. M. Brick Award
This award is named for the first chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and is awarded to the graduating senior who has demonstrated through a combination of academic performance, effort, and personal qualities that he or she will be a credit to the Department, the School, and the University.
Recipients: Erik G. Burbulla, Morgan B. Lundblad
Faculty Appreciation Award
This award is given by the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science to recognize and honor outstanding students for their service to the University.
Recipients: Kristen E. Duda, Jason H. Woo, Caitlyn M. Ullman
William R. Graham Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design Award
First Place:Gerardo Cedillo-Servin, Kristen E. Duda, Morgan B. Lundblad, Caitlyn M. Ullman
Second Place: Timothy Kean Khoon Goh, Jin Soo Lim
Third Place: Julia Fordham, Albert Xiao
Hugo Otto Wolf Memorial Prize
This award, founded by Otto C. Wolf in memory of his son, is awarded to that member of the senior class in each department of the School of Engineering and Applied Science who, during the senior year, by the thoroughness and originality of his or her work, meets with the greatest approval of the professors in charge.
Recipient: Timothy Kean Khoon Goh
SEAS Senior Design Competition
First Place: William Cheng, MSE, and 3 MEAM students: Sasha Klebnikov, Christina Springer, Chevonae Walcott
2016 Science Ambassador Scholarship
A full-ride scholarship to study Materials Science and Engineering funded by Cards Against Humanity.
Recipient: Sona Dadhania, freshman, MSE