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Posting Title
Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars
Program
Volkswagen
Reference Code
VOLKS
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree
  • Overall GPA: 3.50
How To Apply

Applications for this program are not currently accepted in TOppS.  Please visit http://www.orau.org/volkswagen/ for application and general information. Summer 2014 applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2013.

Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduates
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Other Physical Sciences
  • Physics
Qualifications
  • Undergraduate student : Junior or Senior
  • Graduate student: Not yet completed course-work
  • Degree field of interest to VW
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.
  • Must be attending one of the following universities:
    • Fisk University
    • Tennessee State University
    • Tennessee Technological University
    • University of Memphis
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Description

The Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program offers students from five select Tennessee universities the opportunity to participate in cutting edge automotive-related research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. An optional second summer is possible where students will further their research with the Volkswagen Group of America at the new Chattanooga Plant. Students will have access to the finest scientific facilities, equipment, and staff and will be guided through the successful completion of their projects by a network of scientific mentors. By the end of the two-summer experience, students will be well-versed in VW-mission critical disciplines.

Current Research Areas

  • Low Cost Carbon Fiber
  • Battery Research and Development
  • Biofuels
  • Fuels, Engines and Emissions
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing - Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing - Polymers

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, the world’s fourth largest automaker and the largest carmaker in Europe. It houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Volkswagen Group of America brings to the U.S. vehicles that marry the science of engineering and the art of styling, with the goal of offering attractive, safe, and environmentally sound automobiles that are competitive and set world standards in their respective classes.

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