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Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE)

Pictured from left to right are Austin Wright-Pettibone of the Univ of Washington, whose work centered on “Driving the Future: Governance Challenges for Biotechnology in the Age of Gene Drive;” Mena-George Basaly of City College of NY, who recommended “Power Up: Advancing Automobiles Through Energy Storage;” and Tomas Wesley Green of the Univ of Kansas, who studied “Embracing  Our Bioeconomic Future: Engendering Political and Economic Sustainability for the Energy and Chemical Sector of the Bioeconomy.”
Pictured from left to right are Austin Wright-Pettibone of the Univ of Washington, whose work centered on “Driving the Future: Governance Challenges for Biotechnology in the Age of Gene Drive;” Mena-George Basaly of City College of NY, who recommended “Power Up: Advancing Automobiles Through Energy Storage;” and Tomas Wesley Green of the Univ of Kansas, who studied “Embracing Our Bioeconomic Future: Engendering Political and Economic Sustainability for the Energy and Chemical Sector of the Bioeconomy.”

AIChE’s WISE Program: AIChE brings undergraduate students to Washington, DC, each summer as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. 

Engineering students entering their final year of undergraduate studies are selected to conduct research on a public policy issue for 9 weeks during the summer in Washington, D.C. They have the opportunity to learn about the interaction between the engineering community and the government in matters of public policy, and to see how engineers can contribute to public policy decisions in complex technological matters.

Engineering societies, including AIChE, select and sponsor students for this program. Students in the program are under the guidance of a prominent engineering professor.

Selection criteria include:

  • academic record
  • essay
  • extracurricular activities
  • interest in public policy

For more information, visit the WISE Home Page at http://www.wise-intern.org

Deadline: 
December 31, 2016
Award: 

A $2,100 stipend plus housing are provided.

Instructions: 

Applicant must be (1) a Junior or Senior engineering student or a recent engineering graduate beginning study in a graduate-level, technology policy-related program; (2) a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States; and (3) a student (or higher grade) member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Only completed applications will be considered. A complete application includes: (1) a completed application form (two pages and two attached essays); (2) a copy of your official transcript(s); and (3) two letters of reference (at least one of which must be from an engineering faculty member who supervised your work).

Apply for the 2017 AIChE WISE Program, please submit your completed 2017 WISE Application by mail or email to:

AIChE WISE Program
c/o Stephen R. Smith
Director, Publications & Communications
AIChE
120 Wall St., 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Email: steps@aiche.org

To see examples of previous years policy's papers please visit:

WISE Journal of Engineering and Public Policy

Award Winners

Austin Wright-Pettibone
2016
Tomas Green
2016
Mena-George Basaly
2016
Jill Schoborg
2015
Jami Summey-Rice
2015
Kathleen Wu
2015
Sam White
2014
Sravya Khasnavees
2014
Erin Alderink
2014
Nicholas Kusanto
2013
Christina DeLago
2013
Andrew Crothers
2013
Xiaochen Liu
2012
Caitlin Andersen
2012
Anita Luong
2011
Martha Hay
2011
Mikkel VanderBergh
2011
Christina Wong
2010