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UTSA COS Summer Research Experience for 2014
Activities


The UTSA College of Sciences (COS) Summer Research Experience features a variety of activities designed to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore science and scientific research.

In addition to their involvement in ongoing laboratory research, students participate in professional development training designed to teach and hone their skills in areas such as CV preparation, research, and research presentation. The program also includes seminars and field trips that expose students to relevant biomedical topics and science-related career options.


Click here for a printable schedule.

 

Classroom

June 3

8:30-10:50
BSB 3.03.02

Introduction
(Goals of a Summer Program; Start Strong in the Lab; Taking Charge of Your Training)
Introduction to Research Mentors
(What Mentors look for in a great Research Student)


3:00-5:00
MS Building

Safety Training


June 6

9:00-11:00
BSB 3.03.02

Responsible Conduct in Research


 

Career Preparation

June 10

1:00-1:30
BSE 2.102

StrengthsQuest Pre-Meeting


June 11

1:30-4:00
BSE 2.102

StrengthsQuest Session


June 24

5:15-6:15

Intro to the GRE: Structure, Scoring, and Significance


June 27

12:00-1:00

Intro to Three Minute Thesis


July 1

5:15-6:15

Intro to the GRE: Quantitative Strategies and Practice


July 8

5:15-6:15

Intro to the GRE: Verbal Strategies and Practice


July 17

5:15-6:15
BSB 3.03.02

Intro to the GRE: Analytical Writing Strategies and Practice


July 18

9:00-10:00
BSB 2.03.02

How to Make / Present a Research Poster


 

Seminars

June 4

12:00-1:30
BSB 3.03.02

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
» Speaker: Audrey Ynigez -- The Scientific Notebook
» Speaker: Althea Campuzano -- Finding and Reading Scientific Papers


June 13

12:00-1:00

Networking Lunch
» Speaker: Dr. Barea-Rodriguez -- Why a PhD


June 18

12:00-1:00
BSB 3.03.02

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
» Speaker: Megan Aumann -- Building a Strong Curriculum Vita (CV)


June 25

12:00-1:30
BSB 3.03.02

Research Seminar and Networking
» Speaker: Dr. Wormley


July 2

12:00-1:30

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
» Speaker: Dr. Taylor -- Making a Research Poster


July 9

12:00-1:30

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Writing a Scientific Abstract


July 16

12:00-1:30
BSB 2.03.02

Research Seminar and Networking


July 23

12:00-1:30
BSB 2.03.02

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn


July 30

12:00-1:00

Research Seminar and Networking
» Speaker: Dr. Bizios -- Biomedical Engineering Research


 

Field Trips

June 17

3:00-5:00

Kinetic Concepts Inc
(meet near BSB at 2:30)


July 11

12:00-2:00

Departmental Tours on Campus
(meet in BSB 3.03.02)


July 25

2:00-5:00

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Tour
(meet at 1:00; depart at 1:15)


 

Other Activities

July 8

12:00-2:00

Three Minute Thesis Presentations
(lunch provided)


July 18

12:00-1:30

Lunch with PhD Students and Round Table


July 31

5:00-7:00

Review Poster Drafts


Aug 1

12:00-1:30

Visit from UTSA Graduate School
Edward Ortega


Aug 6

1:00-3:00
BSE Atrium

Final Poster Presentations



Funding provided by
UTSA College of Sciences