George M. Schmeideshoff Summer Research Fellowship

Professor George Schmeideshoff stands in front of a projections of a physics diagram while teaching class

This fellowship supports students conducting research in physics to participate in the Undergraduate Research Center’s Summer Research Program.

About George M. Schmiedeshoff

George Schmeideshoff joined the Occidental faculty in 1992 after earning his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and teaching at MIT, Tufts and Bowdoin. He studied liquids and solids under extreme conditions, such as very low temperatures and high magnetic fields, to better understand new forms of magnetism and superconductivity. Of his more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, 15 had Occidental student co-authors, in part the result of his active participation in the Summer Research Program

About the G.M. Schmiedeshoff Fellowship

Each year, this fellowship supports one student to conduct 10-weeks of faculty-mentored research through the URC Summer Research Program. It is open to all students at the College doing research in physics. Funding priority will be given to Physics majors or minors.  

Fellows will receive: 

  • Study award of $4,500. 
  • Subsidized on-campus housing and meal plan based on financial need. 
  • Up to $400 in consumable materials (itemized budget due with application). 

Application

Interested students should apply using the Summer Research Program Fellowship process. 

Applications are due on January 31, 2022.

Past Fellowship Recipients

2021

Jeffrey Yang, “The Dependence of Lyapunov Exponents on Rayleigh Number for Rayleigh-Bénard Convection’” (mentor: Janet Scheel)

2020

Tehreem Hai, “Analysis of and Algorithm Development for Super Star Clusters in Merging Dwarf Galaxies Using Images from the Hubble Space Telescope” (mentor: Sabrina Stierwalt)