Application Form

The IMPACT LA Program is not currently accepting applications.

Standard Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduate student in Computer Science (CS), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) or other majors in Engineering, Science and Math when they start their fellowship. If applicants graduated from other institutes than CSULA, they must have completed at least 16 units of course work on their graduate program when they start their fellowship.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 90 units of undergraduate course work or 3.3 for the last 16 units of graduate course work
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Other Requirements and Desired Requirements

  • Must have an identified research topic and commitment from a research mentor.
  • Must submit a referencee letter from your research mentor as part of the application.
  • Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Must conduct research activities with his/her research advisor for their MS thesis (typically 20 hours per week or more)
  • Must be registered in the required "Bringing Research into the Classroom" course (EE 454, 4units) for the upcoming spring quarter
  • 1 year full commitment from Early July to Late June of the following year (excluding extra weeks for training and reporting before and after the period)
    • work with Grade 6-12 STEM teacher(s) and faculty members to integrate hands-on inquiry-based and project-based learning into the curriculum of math/science class
    • work 10 hours in the classroom per week teaching and/or assisting a teacher and spend 5 hours per week on lesson/activity planning
  • Attend Bi-weekly fellow meetings and other required meetings
  • Attend Spring orientation workshop
  • Attend Summer workshops (typically 2nd or 3rd week of July and 2nd or 3rd week of August)
  • Give a presentation of findings at Spring seminar
  • During the fellowship period, fellows cannot take on internships, part-time jobs, or full-time jobs.

Fellowship Compensation (July to June of following year)

  • Stipend ($30,000/year)
  • Additional funds for tuition, health insurance, travel for research, textbooks, and teaching supplies available.
  • A graduate student can be a fellow up to 2 years (typically 1 year). Based upon performance, previous fellows will be considered for a second year.

How to apply and what to submit

  • Application form
    • The application includes
      • An essay on research - description of previous research experiences and research interests
      • An essay on teaching - description of previous teaching/mentoring experiences and teaching interests
  • Resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • February 22, 1013

Selection Processes

  • Application and resume screening
  • Interview



College of Engineering, Computer Science & Technology
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8152
(323) 343 - 4541

Dr. Nancy Warter-Perez
Program Director
E&T A305
(323) 343-5927

Ms. Melissa Campos
Program Manager
E&T C253
(323) 343-4541