On December 31, 2010, the Stanford Undergraduate Visiting Research (UGVR) Program 2011 was launched at Peking University. The College of Engineering’s Associate Dean Shaoqiang Tang , and Professor Pingchou Han attended the ceremony at Yingjie Exchange Center.
Shuo Wang and Lan Ma from the PKU Office of International Relations were also invited to advise the applicants.
Associate Dean Shaoqiang Tang
Professor Pingchou Han
The Stanford UGVR Summer Program is targeted at the outstanding undergraduates from Peking University and Tsinghua University in China. Only in its third year, it intends to integrate students from China into the “Stanford Research Experience for Undergraduates” program at Stanford, creating a venue for communication and collaboration between Stanford students and their Chinese counterparts.
The accepted students are expected to carry out a 10-week research project with Stanford professors during the summer at Stanford School of Engineering. Research areas open for application include materials science and engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, biological engineering, electronic engineering, and chemical engineering.
At the ceremony, Wang introduced the application schedule and selection process. To help applicants further understand the program, four students who participated in the program last year were invited to talk about their studies and life at Stanford. In their speeches, they spoke about the benefits of the UGVR program and encouraged other students to grab this opportunity. Tang then recommended the program to the attendees and offered several tips for applying.
This event was hosted by the COE Office of International Program and Global Education and presided over by Han.