"Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.Niels Bohr
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it."
The University of Michigan Applied Physics Imes-Moore Fellows Program is a Master's degree bridge program designed to prepare students for doctoral studies in interdisciplinary research in applied physics, physical sciences and engineering. Named in honor of two scholars that received their Ph.D.'s in physics at the University of Michigan, Dr. Elmer Samuel Imes was the second African American to have received a Ph.D. in physics in the United States and Dr. Willie Hobbs Moore was the first African American woman to have received a Ph.D. in physics in the United States. This program is designed to strengthen the students' preparation in the fundamentals of physics and will provide a broad range of research opportunities spanning fourteen different departments.
The Imes-Moore Fellows Program is a two-year curriculum. Students will receive full financial support, including an annual stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Rackham Graduate School's Summer Institute before their first semester. Our goal is to bring promising students to the program and prepare them to succeed at the doctoral level in Applied Physics and related fields at the University of Michigan. With the participation of more than one hundred faculty, we provide unmatched research opportunities for our students.
Nanoscience and technology
Physics in the life sciences
Energy and Environment
A completed application and transcripts of all previous academic records; Graduate Record Examination scores; personal statement; statement of purpose; three letters of recommendation with at least two of the letters from an academic institution. Please see Admissions for more information.
Students will be admitted into the Imes-Moore Fellows Program based on their:
This last criterion will be assessed by the student's background in one or more of the following areas:
* The deadline for applications is January 15, To Apply
If you want to learn more about the Imes-Moore Fellows Program, please contact:
Lauren Segall or Cynthia McNabb