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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...


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.

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

  • African-American, American Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Native American/Alaskan Native
  • Financially disadvantaged (eligible for Pell grants or equivalent)
  • 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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