How to Apply

PREM is currently accepting student applications.

For additional information, please contact Professor Michael Peterson at

Benefits of the Program

Students who become PREM scholars are eligible for the following opportunities:

  • The opportunity to conduct original research with faculty mentors in Material Science and to interact with professors and graduate students at both CSULB and OSU.
  • Employment as a research assistant.
  • Support for summer research.
  • Opportunities to interact with outstanding researchers at OSU through summer research experiences and site visits.
  • Opportunities to present research at national and international conferences (all expenses covered by the program).
  • Training in preparing a competitive application package for applying to graduate and Ph.D. programs in Material Science.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at CSULB.
  • Major in physics, biochemistry, chemistry or mathematics.
  • Have identified a research group of interest (See: Research Overview).
  • Committed to participating in the program for 12-24 consecutive months.
  • U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident.
  • Committed to attending a Ph.D. program after graduation.

National Science Foundation

The Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program between California State University, Long Beach and The Ohio State University is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation (grant no. 2122199).