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 $6000
  • Subsidized on-campus housing and meal plans based on financial need. 
  • Up to $400 in consumable materials (itemized budget due with application). 


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

Applications are due on February 1, 2023, by 5:00 pm. 

Past Fellowship Recipients


Zelie Goldberg Little ,  " Searching for Dwarf Galaxies using Radio Imaging" (mentor: Sabrina Stierwalt)


Jacob Gitin , “Heat Transport and Large Scale Flow Structures in a Slender Rayleigh-Bénard Convection Cell’” (mentor: Janet Scheel)


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


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

Contact Undergraduate Research Center

2nd floor, Old Wing, Room 253A