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