Project Resources

  • Software
    • MAterials Simulation Toolkit – Machine Learning (MAST-ML) is an automated tool for setting up, executing, and managing output machine learning tasks in materials science.
    • MAST-ML documentation | Source (MAST-ML)
  • Educational materials
    • Modules and course plans for introductions to machine learning for materials scientists.
    • ML curriculum
  • Databases: Material’s property data sets and descriptors for easy exploration of machine learning.
  • We have CPU and GPU resources we would be glad to share with collaborators.
  • Please learn more about student AI work at UW from the AI Club.
  • Please learn more about machine learning at UW here.

Fellowships and research programs are a great way to

  1. Get funding for skunkworks activities (e.g., over the summer), typically a few thousands dollars.
  2. Get funding for schooling as UG or Grad (typically tens of thousands of dollars).
  3. Strengthen your resume.
  4. Obtain extra funds.

Skunkworks participants have a huge advantage in fellowship and research program applications as they typically have a well-defined project in an cutting edge area with many positive learning benefits. Skunkworks applicants can therefore often write excellent applications quickly. Here are a few opportunities that might be relevant and please send me (Dane Morgan <>


) more if you learn about them. Also see UW list for campus and national awards here.

UW Fellowships:

  1. University Bookstore Award which will provide $1,000 for independent research.
  2. Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship which provides $3,000 to a student and $1,000 to an advisor to further their research collaborations.
  3. Welton Summer Sophomore Apprenticeship which provides a $2,500 stipend to help support work in the summer.
  4.  WISCIENCE Summer Research Program which provides $1500 for work in the summer.
  5. Sophomore Research Fellowship provides $2,500 to student/$500 to advisor for research. For 2nd year undergraduates.
  6. Ralph B. Abrams Scholarship which provides $500-$1000 for seniors pursuing a degree in College of L&S.

National Fellowships:

  1. NSF Graduate Fellowship, DOE Graduate Fellowship, Hertz
  2. Department of Defense SMART Scholars:

The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion.

SMART Scholars will receive:

  • A full tuition scholarship while in school
  • An annual stipend
  • Summer research internships
  • A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 specified STEM disciplines

Research programs

We will help participants learn but a great research is the book from UWs own Prof. Wendy Crone: Introduction to Engineering Research, Wendy C. Crone, University of Wisconsin – Madison
ISBN: 9781681737997 | PDF ISBN: 9781681738000, Hardcover ISBN: 9781681738017
Copyright © 2020 | 232 Pages, DOI: 10.2200/S00995ED1V01Y202002EST006