SERIUS- Virtual Research

For Summer 2021, you can be a part of cutting edge resarch at  at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from the comfort of your home!

The SERIUS program at NUS enables engineering students to develop research skills at one of the top universities in Asia!  Pitt students will have the opportunity to work with NUS faculty and researchers who are experts in their fields and learn how research is conducted in a different culture and environment.  All research work will be in English!

The program is 8 weeks in length from May 17 to July 9, 2021.  

Information on the program as well as available projects can be found at the SERIUS website.    NUS typically offers projects in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Innovation and Design, Materials Science,  and Mechanical Engineering.

Application requirements:

  • Swanson School of Engineering students in their third year or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Demonstrates experience in conducting research at a U.S. university
  • Please check partner school additional requirements

Pitt application deadline is Jan 20, 2021

Costs for this virtual research program are paid direclty to NUS/SERIUS.  For the Summer 2021, NUS/SERIUS will only require the one time payment of the NUS Student Services Fees found on the SERIUS website  (This is listed as S$32 which is approximately equivalent to USD24.)

Academic Description: 
Please note -- this is an EXPERIENCE ONLY program- zero academic credit is awarded. -- Please review the project list posted under "application instructions" for projects for the coming year. Past Projects available have been in the following fields: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering Design & Innovation Centre, Industrial Systems Engineering & Management, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Application Instructions: 

Pitt's online application deadline online is: Jan. 20     

In addition, you will have to submit the NUS application documents as part of your Pitt applicaion.  (There will be an opportunity to upload these documents on the applicaion portal.)   


SERIUS Project list for Summer 2021 is now available on the SERIUS website.  


SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at!

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