NSF S-STEM Sustainable Engineering GradUatE Scholars Program (SEGUE)

Program Description

The goal of the NSF S-STEM project at Columbia Engineering is to prepare a cohort of engineers to meet some of the societal and environmental challenges with a particular emphasis on the areas of water, energy and infrastructure. This program focuses on a research based master’s degree that affords program participants with a well-supported segue between an undergraduate degree in engineering and a doctoral program. The research theme of the program is Sustainable Engineering and students will complete two semesters of coursework and one semester of summer research. Each SEGUE Scholar will receive a full tuition scholarship from Columbia Engineering and a $10,000 stipend.  SEGUE Scholars will gain research experience, professional training and mentorship that will equip them with the skills for success in a STEM doctoral program or a research based career in industry. Scholars are matched with a faculty mentor and must complete a research report or thesis as part of the master’s degree requirements. Funding for this program is provided from the National Science Foundation and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.


To be considered for the NSF S-STEM SEGUE Scholars program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status
  • Apply to the Master of Science program for the Fall term by the application deadline
  • Indicate interest in the program by selecting the option for the NSF S-STEM SEGUE Scholars program on the School’s online application
  • Demonstrate financial need and eligibility for federal financial
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2016-17 academic year is the final year of this program.  Applications will no longer be considered.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Tiffany Simon
Associate Dean of Graduate Student Affairs
(212) 854-6443

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