Nearly 40,000 students graduated from U.S. universities in 2014 with a Science or Engineering PhD.
Half were unemployed when they received their diplomas. Differentiate yourself from the crowd by getting real world industry experience with PreScouter.

How It Works
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Work on real projects with real clients

Strengthen your skill-set and enhance your resume by contributing research, ideas and analysis to actual challenges faced by industry-leading companies

quote It’s the network and the concepts that really give [PreScouter] good value for the money. Dr. Nate Miranda client

Collaborate and Network with Clients and peers

Expand your network and your knowledge by working on technically diverse teams of bright and innovative scholars

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Featured Scholars

Make an Impact

Identify and promote inventions that could positively impact the quality of life of people around the world

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PreScouter has given me the opportunity to apply research and analytical skills toward a broad range of new, exciting technologies. Ayanna Flegler, (Northwestern University)

As a PreScouter research scholar, I extend research services to various medical device firms, biotech or pharmaceutical companies, which in turn helps them advance healthcare. Aditi Joshi, (University of Oregon)

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PreScouter gave me the experience and skills I needed to work in industry, while I was still a grad student!

Justin Starr, Vice President for Reporting, RedZone Robotics
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At 3M I am using the same mindset I acquired in the PreScouter Global Scholars program, learning about new technologies and whether or not it would be good to investigate.

Gareth Hughes, Senior Research Engineer, 3M

Connect to Career Opportunities

Gain access to jobs and consulting assignments through Scholar Source

By the Numbers

PreScouter gives talented scholars the opportunity to impact global innovation in many different ways.


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Earn Money on your Schedule

Work on your own time without cutting into academic priorities

BUILD YOUR SKILLS WITH TOP TRAINING COURSES

Develop your skills by completing industry focused training courses and project management certifications

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Meet the team

Our Service Delivery Team facilitates communication and organization among Scholar and Client teams, ensuring the success of each project. We are Scientists, Project Managers, Scholar Alumni, and the main points of contact for all PreScouter Global Scholars.

Aki Ueda

Scholar Engagement Coordinator | Project Manager
PhD, Bio-Medical Sciences

Aki is a PreScouter Global Scholar Alumni, and a Project Manager. She helps ensure an engaging and valuable experience for all Scholars within the PreScouter Network. Aki resides in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

João Guerreiro

Project Architect
PhD, Biochemical Engineering

João Guerreiro is one of PreScouter's Project Architects. He specializes in the materials industry. As an academic and PhD, João performed research in Bio-Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, the University College London in the UK, and the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

Marija Jovic

Project Architect
PhD, Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

Marija is one of PreScouter's Project Architects. She specializes in projects related to the packaging industry and materials. Marija finished her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Belgrade University and completed her PhD in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). Marija’s academic research was focused on understanding reaction mechanisms in order to rationally design catalysts for polymerization and metathesis reactions. Prior to her PhD, Marija worked in chemical industry on synthesis of new textile dyes.

Charlie Wright

Project Architect
PhD, Biophysical Sciences

Charles Wright is one of PreScouter's Project Architects. He specializes in the medical industry. As an academic, he developed integrated microscopy and computational systems for high-throughput quantification of the behavior of single cells. Charles graduated with a BA in Physics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Spanish from Vanderbilt University, then earned his PhD in Biophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago before working as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Purdue University.


Paula Hoffman

Project Architect
PhD, Physical Chemistry

Paula is one of PreScouter's Project Architects. She specializes in the transportation industry. She works with scholar teams to provide clients with cutting-edge, actionable information to improve their businesses. This can mean problem solving, process optimization, entering new markets, assessing intellectual property, and more. Paula earned her B.S. from DePaul University in Chemistry before continuing on to her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. There, her research focused on characterization of organic semi-conducting thin films for use in electronic devices. That is also where she started with the PreScouter Global Scholars program in August of 2014. After working as a scholar for a few months, she became a Team Leader before eventually taking a full-time role with PreScouter.


Sofiane Boukhalfa

Project Architect
PhD, Materials Science Engineering

Sofiane is one of PreScouter's Project Architects. He leads the financial and professional services and high-tech verticals at PreScouter. Sofiane earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focus was in nanotechnology and energy storage. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he worked as an emerging technology and business strategy consultant at several firms and for his own clients before joining PreScouter.


Rachel Murkett

Project Architect
PhD, Chemistry

Rachel is one of PreScouter's Project Architects. She specializes in the food & beverage industry. She completed her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Her research was focused around Photobiology, with research themes including the development of fluorescent proteins for biomedical imaging applications and the formulation of lutein as a nutritional supplement. Prior to her PhD, Rachel completed a Bachelor (Honours) Degree in Biochemistry at the University of East Anglia.


Kyle Gracey

Project Architect
PhD, Environmental Engineering

Kyle is one of PreScouter's Project Architects. He specializes in natural resources, transportation and logistics. Kyle, an alumnus of the Scholar Network, has over 3 years and 60 projects of experience with PreScouter. His research and work experience spans sustainability science, engineering, and economics. He is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Daniel Morales

Project Architect
PhD, Chemical Engineering

Daniel is one of PreScouter's Project Architects. He specializes in the consumer goods sector. Daniel received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. His dissertation research focused developing stimuli-responsive polymer networks for micro-robotics applications. After his graduate studies, he completed post-doctoral work at the LPCNO Lab in INSA Toulouse, France where he focused on incorporating microfluidics with nanoparticle assembly techniques to develop multi-parametric sensors. In addition, Daniel has industrial experience in pharma manufacturing and polymer processing. Daniel joined PreScouter as a Project Architect after two years as a Global Scholar.


PreScouter Journal

The PreScouter Journal is a collection of scholar contributions that is viewed and read by a wide range of audience.
The journal is a great way to build a brand, develop authoring skills and become a thought leader.

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