May 26, 2015 - August 1, 2015

The ACES+ summer research program for Science and Engineering (S&E) minority undergraduate students is an intensive, hands-on, 10 week session from May 26 – August 1.

This program seeks to attract students to pursue research in science or engineering as a career. It is organized in cooperation with the Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) and the Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at Case Western Reserve University. Each student will be assigned to a faculty mentor with related research interests.

The student will participate in ongoing projects in the faculty member's research program. In addition, students will attend lectures by S&E faculty and give one poster presentation at the end of the program. ACES students are welcome to attend one of the pre-med courses, which include biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics, and to take part in all social events and outings for the SPUR and NIH-funded summer research students.

The program includes a $3,500 stipend, in addition to support for meals, housing, travel, and supplies.

Applicants must be an undergraduate minority student attending a college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico.

Application deadline: February 14, 2015

Download the application for the 2015 Summer Program



Here is what some participants had to say about the Summer Undergraduate Research Program from Minorities at Case:

Department of Chemistry: "I continue to be impressed with the quality, dedication, and professionalism of these young women. Their research mentors thoroughly enjoy working with them in their labs."

Summer 2006 Faculty Member: "Julianna is the best pre-med undergraduate researcher I have ever had. I have no doubt that she will do great if she continues to apply herself."

Summer Participant: "I have definitely enjoyed partaking in the program, not just because of the research experience, but also because of other professional and social opportunities available through this program. [...] The experience boosted my confidence and ability to critically think as scientist and a problem solver. [...] There is just something about the confidence you get when you participate in such programs like this one. I know this confidence and the many research skills I obtained from this program contributed to me getting my job at Merck. I am very grateful and thankful for all opportunities provided me through this program."



2011- 2007 | 2006 - 2004

2007 Brochure (PDF)
Residential Roommate Agreement

The following departments have been open to participation in the program:

Case School of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering

  • Materials Science and Engineering

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Anthropology

  • Astronomy

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Geological Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Statistics

School of Medicine

  • Anatomy

  • Biochemistry

  • Center for RNA Molecular Biology

  • Genetics

  • Molecular Biology and Microbiology

  • Neurosciences

  • Pharmacology

  • Physiology and Biophysics