Minority Opportunities for
Research Experience in Earth Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio
(MORE Science at UTSA), funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Grant Award
No. P120A050061), is a three-year project (10/1/2005-9/30/2008) designed to
provide research and field experiences to undergraduate Earth science majors.
Activities sponsored under MORE Science at UTSA include:
Research experience at UTSA or one of
our partner institutions (including Southwest Research Institute, UT-Austin,
UT-El Paso, and TSU-San Marcos) providing undergraduates an opportunity to work
closely with a faculty mentor on a specific research topic. Twelve paid
research positions ($2,500 per student) are available each summer.
A 10-day all expense paid field trip to
west Texas and south New Mexico each summer to bring together the
undergraduates involved in research or internship programs and their advisors.
An annual student colloquium at UTSA
in which students will present their summer research. Cash awards will be
offered for the best project presentations.
Travel support for students to present their
research in professional conferences at the local, regional, or national
Science mentoring in the public
schools, to keep undergraduate participants excited about their science and to
help attract younger students to careers in the sciences.
Two new undergraduate courses in the
cross-disciplinary field of remote sensing, GIS, and GPS.
The first of these courses offered in
the second one offered in Fall 2007
A twice monthly seminar series
focusing on issues in Earth science and geospatial science and technology,
bringing experts from industry, government, and academics to UTSA to share their
research and experience with our students.
Participation in science research
through MORE Science at UTSA is anticipated to increase student marketability in
entering graduate schools or beginning careers upon graduation from UTSA.
Priority will be
given to minority undergraduate students majoring in Geology, Geography,
Environmental Science, or MDS, but non-minority and women students are also
encouraged to apply.