UTSA COS Summer Research Experience for 2013
Director: Andrew Tsin, Ph.D.
In Summer 2013, UTSA will bring 10 students to its main campus for 10 weeks to work with science and engineering faculty on research projects in their laboratories. This summer program is funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) PAESMEM Award and the UTSA College of Sciences (COS). This program will expose students to cutting edge resources, expertise, and training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Located in South Texas, the University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions, serving as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development for Texas, the nation, and the world.
The UTSA College of Sciences is changing the future of science by exploring new frontiers in the fields of science and mathematics. One of the largest academic college at UTSA, the college serves more than 5000 students in 12 bachelor’s, nine master’s, and five doctoral degree programs in the departments of Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy.
Examples of research currently being conducted at UTSA include:
- Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, Stem Cells, Vaccine Development
- Biosensors, Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecule Synthesis
- Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Multimedia Datasets
- Biomedical Engineering
- Program starts June 3 and ends August 9
- Receive a $3000 stipend, housing, and a travel allowance
- Carry out research projects in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics
- Participate in professional development training, including CV preparation, poster and oral presentations, and research-related skills
- Engage in student-student and student-faculty networking and mentoring activities
Program Mentors and Areas of Research
Click here for a list of program mentors and their areas of research.
Eligibility / Selection
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident majoring in science or engineering
- Must be a full time undergraduate junior or senior student
- Students interested in attending graduate school at UTSA are particularly encouraged to apply
- Students from South Texas and from underrepresented groups/institutions are strongly encouraged to apply
If you are interested in applying for this summer program, please send the following to Mary Lou Spillers:
- Completed and signed application (Word version) (PDF version)
- Personal Statement
- Copy of your most recent transcript
- CV or resumé
- Two letters of recommendation from your institution's department faculty
Please put "UTSA COS Summer Research Experience for 2013" on the email subject line
Application Target Date: March 1, 2013
(applications will be accepted after March 1; however, priority will be given to those received before this date)
Mary Lou Spillers
Dr. Monica Maldonado