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The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE) is pleased to announce its third annual MEDE Undergraduate Internship Program. 

2016 MEDE Undergraduate Internship Program (MUIP) Awardees
Student Name Internship Host and MEDE PI
Ojaswi Agarwal Rutgers University, Dr. Rich Haber
Nicole Chu Rutgers University, Dr. Rich Haber
Robert Loesch University of Delaware, Dr. Jack Gillespie
Evan Martz University of Delaware, Dr. Jack Gillespie
Kyle Sullivan Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mark Robbins

Program Details

The Center for Material in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) provides funding for selected students to work with MEDE Principal Investigators at the participating universities listed below.

The internship covers the student’s salary at a wage consistent with respective institution’s policies. The length of the internship is approximately 2-3 months. It is anticipated that the majority of these internships would occur during the summer of 2016. Funding for travel and housing is the responsibility of the student applicant.


Eligible applicants are current undergraduates at MEDE consortium universities.

Application Format

  1. Name of applicant, institution, and contact information
  2. A copy of an email from the MEDE principal investigator (PI) agreeing to serve as the internship host for the student applicant. A listing of the current MEDE PIs is located HERE.
  3. A short description of research areas of interest
  4. A curriculum vitae or resume of the applicant
  5. A scanned copy of the applicant’s academic transcript at their current institution

Deadlines and Evaluations

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016.  Please email the application as a single PDF document to Bess Bieluczyk at  The applications will be evaluated by a CMEDE committee that will make recommendations to the CMEDE Director.  Notification of awards is anticipated by the end of April 2016.

If you have any questions please contact Bess Bieluczyk at or 410-516-7794.

Participating MEDE Consortium Universities

• Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

• California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

• Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

• University of Delaware, Newark, DE

• Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

• Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

• New Mexico Institute of Technology, Socorro, NM

• Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

• University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

• Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Research Areas of Interest include but are not limited to:

• Impact science

• Structures under extreme loading

• Lightweight metals for vehicles

• Computational sciences

• Data science, visualization and data mining

• Computational mechanics

• Advanced manufacturing processes

• Materials science and engineering

• Mechanics of materials

• Molecular dynamics and atomistic simulations

• High energy density physics

• Design of interactive computing environments

• Polymers for extreme environments

• Design of extremely strong fibers

• Development of advanced ceramics

• Composite materials for impact applications

• Topology optimization for composites

• Multiscale materials research

• Measurements at sub-microsecond timescales

• In situ measurement technologies


April 1, 2016

Questions & Submissions

Contact Bess Bieluczyk at

Past MEDE Undergraduate Internship Program

Archive: MUIP 2014  MUIP 2015