Wang Chu Chien-Wen Summer Research Awards

Created to encourage motivated undergraduates to conduct faculty-mentored research projects during the summer.

About the Fund

Vivian and Tony Wang

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Wang Chu Chien-Wen

The Wang Chu Chien-Wen Summer Research Fund was established in 2005 by Tony K. Wang (BSE ’73, MSE ’75) in memory of his mother, Wang Chu Chien-Wen. Although Mrs. Wang never received a college education, she taught her only son, Tony, the values
of education, caring, and giving.

The Fund was created with these values in mind: to encourage motivated undergraduates to conduct faculty-mentored research projects during the summer, to write a formal report on their findings, and to present their work to their faculty advisor and peers.


Applying for the Wang Chu Chien-Wen Award

Wang Chu Chien-Wen Summer Research Awards are open to international and domestic students of Sophomore or Junior standing (or Seniors with at least one full year of remaining undergraduate classes). Freshmen and graduate students are not eligible to apply. In addition, domestic students must show financial need as determined via the FAFSA application and U-M’s Office of Financial Aid. The research period takes place during the summer months.

Recipients will be responsible for:

  1. Selecting a faculty advisor, who will:
    • Be based on each recipient’s particular area of Engineering interest
    • Work with and provide research supervision to the recipient during the research period (Spring/Summer),
  2. Sending an introductory email to Mr. Wang upon notification of selection
  3. Submitting a final written report to their faculty advisor and Mr. Wang
  4. Making an oral presentation to their affiliated department and any others interested in the College of Engineering by the end of September, and submitting a video recording of the presentation to Mr. Wang

The 2021 application period closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.



Research fund recipients since its inception

Year Recipient Advisor(s) Research Performed Reports Presentations Current Status
2019 Hannah Ferriby Herek Clack Models of Terpene Interactions with Ozone and NOx report     CEE Student
2019 Harry Sood Jean-Baptiste Jeannin Unicycle and Bicycle Model for Car Collision Avoidance report slides   AERO Student
2018 Neha Bidthanapally Qiong Yang Mitotic cycle study of Xenopus laevis embryonic cells report     ChE Student
2018 Geoffrey Jenkins Stephen Bougher Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mission EUVM Solar Occultation CO2 Density Profiles report     CLaSP Student
2017 Tejas Prahlad Jenna Wiens A Data-Driven Approach to Patient Risk Stratification for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) report     BSE CS ’18
2017 Vikram Sachdeva Shai Revzen Multi-legged Locomotion Incorporating Slip report     ECE Student
2017 Bowen Zeng Chinedum Okwudire Ultra-Precision Step Stage for Silicon Wafer Scanners report     BSE ME ’18,
BS Math ’18
2015 Chhavi Chaudhry Amy Cohn Analysis of factors influencing taxi times in aviation and waiting times in chemotherapy delivery within a complex health system. report     BSE IO ’16,
MSE ’17
2014 Andrew Hartman Shuichi Takayama

An In Vitro Model for a Cell Monolayer using a Microfluidic Device

report     BSE MS ’16, MSE ’17
2014 Jing Ji Necmiye Ozay Synthesis of Reactive Controllers for
Vehicular Electric Networks via SMT
 report     BSE EE ’15,
MSE ’16
2014 Paul Myers David Blaauw Design of Robust, Low-Power CMOS Circuits for Millimeter-Scale Sensor Nodes report     BSE Elec ’15
2014 Ji Wang Amy Cohn Aviation-Meteorology Statistical Analysis and
Pediatric Residency Scheduling
report     BSE IO ’15
2014  Chris Yu  Joerg Lahann, Sahar Rahmani  Fabrication and Fluid Dynamic Properties of Polymeric Particles with Varying Physical Properties  report     BSE MS ’15, MSE ’16
2014 Rui Zhang Honglak Lee, Kihyuk Sohn Unsupervised Dictionary Learning for
Large-Scale Natural Image Classication
report     BSE CompE ’15
2013 Kaherine Graham Ryan Orizondo, MSE, Keith Cook, PhD, John Younger, MD Bactericidal Effects of Antibacterial Perfluorocarbon Ventilation  report  slides   BSE ChE ’15
2013 Vera Mann Hey Lo Amy Cohn Building an infrastructure for investigating the effects of weather conditions on flight delays report slides video BSE IO ’14,
MSE ’14
2013 Vittorio Bichucher Professor Ryan Eustice and Ph.D Jeff Walls Efficient Online Beacon Surveying report slides video BSE NAV ’14, MS ’16
2013 Tae-Hyung Kang   Achieve faster response time of the osmotic valve
by having faster osmotic flow rate; improve reliability of device fabrication
report slides video BSE Elec ’15, MSE ’16
2013 Yanran Yang Professor Zhengya Zhang
Coding of information for reliable and low power communications
report slides video BSE Elec ’14, MSE ’15
2012 Ning He Prof Xiaoxia Nina Lin, Alissa Kerner Construct isobutanol production auxotroph strains, build up part of the lignocellulosic biofuel production microbial consortia report slides video BSE ChE ’14, MSE ’15
2012 Pengrui Wang Prof Michael Thouless Determine the spacing of defects on nanochannel molds report     BSE MS ’13, MSE ’14
2012 Han Yu Prof Wei Lu, Seungjun Lee More efficiently diagnose blood-infected diseases by using a device that scans either the fingernail or the eye for distinctive signatures of parasite-infected red blood cells report slides video BSE Elec ’14
2012 Lisa Liang Prof Shuichi Takayama, Byoung Choul Kim, Toshiki Matsuoka In vitro model for Spinal Cord Injury using a size-adjustable nanochannel device report slides video BSE BE ’14
2011 Shiming Song Prof David Blaauw, Yen-Po Chen Design of a Low-Current Voltage Dividers report slides   BSE Elec ’12
2011 Steve Hwang Prof Ellen Arruda Mechanical Characterization of Human Prostate report slides video BSE ME ’14, MSE ’15
2011 Jialin Li Prof Valeria Bertacco XPV: Cross Phase Verification report     BSE CompE ’12
2010 Qi Wu Prof Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos, Alex Dacosta Evaluation of the Efficiency of Shear Studs for Punching Shear Resistance of Slab-Column Connections report     BSE Civ ’11
2009 Yifan Yang Gong Prof Thomas Wenisch Construction of an embedded Linux Operating System based on the AVR32 Micro-processor, and design of the overall Controlling System for Cube-Sat report slides   BSE Elec ’09
2008 Mit Dushyant Shah   CRI Modeling of blue LED with laser fluorescent dyes        
2007 Tao Sun   Quantitative characterization of InAs quantum dots (QDs) on GaAs surfaces by using computer analysis methods