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UTSA Rising Researchers Summer Bootcamp


Summer Bootcamp: May 23-26, 2022

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  • Are you interested in preparing yourself to enter a research laboratory?
  • Are you curious about what types of cutting-edge research is being performed right here at UTSA?
  • Are you thinking about performing biomedical or behavioral (psychology) research as a career?
  • Do you want to learn about undergraduate research opportunities at UTSA and how to enter a research lab?
  • Are you interested in learning more about doctoral education in the biomedical or behavioral sciences, and how to plan for PhD program admission?
  • On June 1, will you be you a UTSA sophomore or above, with one year or more remaining prior to graduation?

If you've answered Yes to these questions...

THE RISING RESEARCHERS SUMMER BOOTCAMP IS FOR YOU!

TThe UTSA Rising Researchers Boot Camp / Pre-Research Program can help launch you towards your future! Completion of the Boot Camp will also help a student to prepare you for applying to the RISE, MARC, WSRTP, RISE-2/MARC-2, LSAMP, McNair and other research training programs, when openings become available!

Bootcamp Activities

  • Introduction to Research as a Career
  • Starting strong in UTSA research labs
  • Instruction on how to gain research experience at UTSA
  • Completion of research-requited UTSA Safety Training
  • Tours of UTSA research laboratories
  • Introduction to laboratory techniques
  • Networking/Round Table sessions with UTSA undergraduate and doctoral researchers
  • Personal statement creation
  • Instruction in preparation strategies for doctoral education

Upon completion of this program, participants will be assisted in applying for campus research programs or in finding a research laboratory in which to volunteer.

Bootcamp Eligibility

Participants must:

  • Be prepared to take the program seriously and fully participate.Have the interests in lab research, research training, and doctoral education, as described above.
  • In one of the following majors: Biochemistry, Biology (except Environmental), Chemistry, Microbiology/Immunology, Neurobiology, Mathematics, or Physics.
  • Be enrolled, or plan to enroll at UTSA for the upcoming Fall semester.
  • Plan to stay at UTSA throughout their undergraduate years.
  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

AND
Be underrepresented in the sciences for one of the following reasons:

  • African-American, American Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Native American/Alaskan Native
    or
  • Financially disadvantaged (eligible for Pell grants or equivalent)
    or
  • Disability recognized by the UTSA Disability Services

We are sorry, but students are responsible for arranging their own housing during this activity.

For more information, contact Dr. Gail Taylor.

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