The Balsells Mobility Program

Why Colorado Springs:
  • Home of Pikes Peak
  • Various outdoor hiking
  • Climate that features all four seasons
  • Mild winters
  • Close proximity to ski resorts
  • Diverse population

About the University

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) was founded in 1965 and is located in Southern Colorado near the Rocky Mountains in the Western United States.

With a current enrollment of over 10,000 students, UCCS provides an outstanding educational experience to students throughout the world. The seasonal climate offers students a variety of experiences; Colorado caters to the outdoor hiker as well as the ski slope enthusiast. Colorado also has a diverse history and cultural experience.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
campus with Pikes Peak in the background.
Photo courtesy of Vanessa McWhirt.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS is highly ranked and home to renowned researchers and professors. One of the earliest colleges in the University, the College of Engineering and Applied Science was started in 1967 after David Packard, of the company Hewlett-Packard, saw a need for a technologically trained population in Southern Colorado. Since its humble beginnings, the College now boasts an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students, which includes 144 international students (as of February 2015). Our College offers a variety of degree programs for undergraduate, graduate, and PhD seeking-students.

Please visit the following department specific websites to learn more about our degree programs:

Balsells Mobility Program

The Balsells Mobility Program is a unique opportunity for students in the Catalonia region of Spain to complete their mobility projects at the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science. The program provides the opportunity to complete a three month research internship in a campus engineering lab.

Students can choose to complete a project in one of the following areas of research:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

For further details on the research opportunities available, please click here to view a research guide (PDF).

If you are interested in a particular research area and cannot find it on the research guide, please contact balsells@uccs.edu.

The Spring 2016 cohort of students will start in early February and complete their project by early May 2016. Spots are still available for this cohort!

 

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Albert Rodriguez — PhD Student, UCCS College of Engineering

Albert Pasaret Herrero — IMDB-Amazon, Seattle, WA

Alfredo Guillem Fernandez-Hidalgo — Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

Requirements

  • Participants must be citizens and permanent residents of Spain.
  • Demonstrate interest in PhD studies in the U.S.
  • Intend to apply for the Balsells Graduate Fellowship Program.
  • Have intermediate English proficiency and advanced academic standing.

Benefits

  • Obtain academic and professional development
  • Receive up to a $1,500 USD total reimbursement for travel to and from Spain.
  • Receive a $6,000 USD stipend for living expenses for 3 months.
  • Receive health insurance
  • Research supplies and faculty mentorship.

How to Apply

We must receive the following documents from your home institution’s study abroad (or its equivalent) office. All of the documents below can be emailed to balsells@uccs.edu and MUST be received by July 31, 2016 for the Spring 2017 intake:

  1. Recommendation letter that includes their endorsement of your English proficiency
  2. Your statement of interest
  3. Your Curriculum Vita
  4. Your academic transcripts (in English)
  5. A copy of your passport

Contact Information:
balsells@uccs.edu