MAE Summer Practical Research Experience (SPRE)

Program Type
Students Eligible
Princeton undergrads
Class Years Eligible
First-year students

MAE SPRE provides the opportunity for students to explore engineering from the research perspective and gain insight and experience that does not result from classroom learning. Students are exposed to different types of research that are being pursued by the faculty. A general outline of the summer project is jointly developed by the student and faculty adviser. Part of the criteria for selection involves a brief written proposal for a summer project of academic merit as well as a faculty sponsor who endorses the proposal.

Number of Projects / Participants in Previous Year
Number of Weeks
8 weeks
Application Deadline
Program Contact
Theresa Russo
Contact Email
Research Type
Data Analysis
Type of Support
Support Provided
The internship is a two-month appointment. Stipend amount is $6,900. Students responsible to pay for housing and meals from their stipend. Start date, end date, and
number of hours per week is determined by the faculty adviser and student.
Additional Information
This opportunity is restricted to Princeton University Engineering undergraduates who are current sophomores in the MAE department or first-year students who intend to major in the MAE department and wish to learn more about engineering science. Application is by means of competitive proposal. Students should communicate directly with a participating faculty member to establish a project and to assist with the writing of the proposal. Applications will only be accepted from the Student Activities Funding Engine website (SAFE). Before applying you must have a faculty member from MAE agree to advise your project. In addition to the proposal an official University transcript is required.