ACES: Association of Chemical Engineering Graduate Students

Tips to improve your application

The graduate student panel is comprised of a selection of graduate students in the Chemical Engineering department at UW. Each student will read a number of applications and score them based on criteria adapted from the the National Science Foundation’s Review Criteria.

Here are a few tips that graduate students participating in the panel gave for future applicants:

  1. Your abstract should be understandable and interesting to engineers not directly in your field. Figures or images are welcome.
  2. Presentations, talks, or other activities that indicate speaking prowess are more important than low (< 2nd) author papers.
  3. Do not exceed the 3 page limit for the CV.
  4. Personalized and specific letters of recommendation are ideal.

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