News and Events

News and Events
Group of students eating lunch and having conversation on the Knight Campus Terrace

On May 25, students from the UO and regional community colleges convened for the 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Taking advantage of the opportunity to bring scientists and engineers together, the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program hosted a lunch and career networking event for community college students interested in pursuing STEM careers.

Six KCGIP Alumnae and Stacey York at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

During a recent weekend in January, Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program staff, alumni, and students traveled to the three sites hosting the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) - UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, and University of Washington.


Students at optics table.

A grant from the National Science Foundation will help establish a pipeline of 64 students from Lane, Umpqua and Central Oregon Community Colleges to the UO KCGIP. 


Program metrics highlighted

Summer break ended with a bang as students in the Optics, Semiconductor, Polymer and Molecular Sensors tracks interviewed with over 50 hiring teams from around the country for 9-month paid internships and full-time opportunities. Find out where they went!

DEI Symposium panel

After two years of being inspired and captivated over Zoom, students, alumni and company partners enthusiastically gathered in real life for the 6th Annual Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program Inclusion Symposium.


Bioinformatics 2021 cohort

The 2021-22 interview season has yielded six new partnerships and a total of 16 internship locations for all 25 students in the bioinformatics program.

Master's students chatting on terrace

Since the program's Inclusion & Diversity Initiative launched in 2017, enrollment of women and underrepresented minorities with backgrounds in physics, chemistry or engineering has increased by 250%.  Learn how the program's relational approach to diversity, equity and inclusion is improving representation and the climate of science.


Students work together at computer

Thermo Fisher Scientific has committed $20,000 per year for the next 5 years to support Inclusion & Diversity scholarships for master's students in the  Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program. 

1gtf top view

More than 200 participants connected virtually for the 2022 Genomics in Action (GIA) conference. The event featured the work of 16 guest speakers, an alumni panel, and virtual research poster sessions with current program students.

Students work together at optics table.

MKS Instruments has committed $50,000 over the next 5 years to support Inclusion & Diversity Scholarships for Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program master's students.


lab furnace

For the fifth year in a row, the UO has conferred the most master’s degrees in physics in the country.

Lionel interview

Master’s students in the materials science tracks interviewed for 9-month paid internships, a cornerstone of the program. Within 2 weeks of interviews, 98% of participating students received competitive employment offers, with an average annual compensation of $66,200.