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Graduate engineering students at KU have the freedom to pursue research on their topics of interest, while receiving personal and professional advice from faculty.
Interdisciplinary Research and Partners
Collaborative research at KU broadens students' experience and training, providing a wider array of job opportunities, upon graduation.
Globally, funding and grant committees are increasingly seeking interdisciplinary research applicants. KU’s recognition of this trajectory has propelled its commitment to for interdepartmental research collaborations and research partnerships with other universities. Examples of KU interdisciplinary research include the (BERC, CEBC, CReSIS, ITTC) Research Centers.
Friends and Fellowship Through GEA
The Graduate Engineering Association helps students keep a healthy balance between research and social life (GEA featured on Nature article), and fosters relationships between departments.
GEA Travel Awards
KU encourages students to participate in conferences through in-house funding opportunities. Last school year (2017-2018), the GEA Travel Fellowship:
- Awarded $14,000 to cover engineering students' conference travel, lodging and fees.
- Allowed 48 engineering students present their work on 36 conferences.
- Awardees travelled to 18 states and Washington D.C. as well as 3 European countries.
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