The ALERT Scholars Program offers freshmen engineering students the opportunity to become involved in research and K-12 outreach related to the ALERT Research Center, in addition to other research and K-12 programs on campus.
ALERT Scholars attend research presentations, engage in discussion with upper-class mentors, participate in research experiences under the guidance of a faculty member and learn about interesting outreach opportunities.
We believe that the ALERT Scholars Program helps engineering undergraduates to consider the many paths open to them as potential researchers, educators and engineering leaders. Participation in the ALERT Scholars Program, coupled with co-op and other experiential learning options, will position the students well to bring engineering solutions to the global marketplace.
As an ALERT Scholar you will:
- Receive a $500 school bookstore voucher
- Take the High Tech Tools & Toys course for first year students
- Be eligible to participate in ALERT research
- Participate in ALERT Student Leadership Council Meetings
- Attend ALERT Workshops with students from Boston University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Texas Tech University, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, and Washington State Univeristy
- Participate in Educational Outreach Activities in Boston-area middle schools or high schools.
NU engineering freshman are encouraged to apply to the program and ALERT Scholars are selected in the fall. More program and application information will be available on this page as we prepare for the next class of ALERT Scholars.
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