The Cornell FLAME Summer Program (Future Leaders in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering) provides students from historically underrepresented backgrounds a unique opportunity to launch into a Ph.D. program through enhanced summer research experience and through a subsequent fast-tracked/prioritized admission into the Cornell MAE Ph.D. program with tailored programmatic and financial support. It is designed for students interested in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Energy and Sustainability, Robotics and Autonomy, and Space Science and Engineering.
FLAME was launched in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering by Professor and DGS, Nelly Andarawis-Puri. This is an exciting new model that combines some of the best elements of summer research programs and longer-duration bridge programs to provide selected students with intensive mentoring and community development experiences. It also provides students with a pathway for early admission into the Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. Programs.
The FLAME Summer Program runs from June 5 to August 5, 2022 and the application deadline is March 18, 2022.