The Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars program is a competitive scholarship program that serves to develop the next generation of leading bioengineering and bioscience researchers by providing a comprehensive research experience for a full year. Open to all Atlanta area university students, the program allows undergraduates to conduct independent research in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. Scholars develop their own research project within the term of January to December each year. Historically the program has been dedicated to bioengineering and bioscience projects; however, for our Pediatric Petit Scholars, all areas of research across campus are open for discovery and development, including but not limited to policy, computer science, mobile health, analytics, sensors, 3D printing, and process flow and improvement.
Since its inception in 2000, the program has supported hundreds of top undergraduate researchers who have gone on to distinguished careers in research, medicine, and industry. The program has grown from funding 7-10 scholars per year to 22 scholars in 2016. To date, the program has funded over 240 scholars from Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Georgia State University, Emory University, Agnes Scott College and Georgia Gwinnett College.
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