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There will not be a COS Summer Research Experience until further notice

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 (COS) 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 13 bachelor’s, 10 master’s, and 5 doctoral degree programs in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics & 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
  • Ecology
  • Nanoparticles

Program Details

  • Receive a stipend
  • Students from outside the San Antonio area will receive housing, a food allowance, and travel to and from the UTSA campus
  • Carry out research projects in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology
  • 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

list of program mentors and their areas of research

Eligibility / Selection

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident majoring in science
  • Must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate junior or senior student for Fall
  • The following are particularly encouraged to apply:
    • Students interested in attending graduate school at UTSA
    • Students from underrepresented groups/institutions
    • Students interested in infectious genomics