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UTSA COS Summer Research Experience for 2014


In Summer 2014, UTSA will invite junior and senior level undergraduate students and advanced community college students to its main campus for 10 weeks to work with science faculty on research projects in their laboratories. This program will expose students to cutting edge resources, expertise, and training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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 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 12 bachelor’s, 9 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

  • Program starts June 2, 2014 and ends August 8, 2014
  • Receive a $3000 stipend
  • Students from outside the San Antonio area will receive housing, a $500 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

Click here for a 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 2014
  • 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


General applications are now closed. MARC U*STAR trainees who are funded through their programs for their summer training are eligible to apply through March 31. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and applications may close earlier if all positions are filled.

Complete the online application. You will be asked to upload:

  • a personal statement
  • a copy of your most recent transcript
  • a CV or resumé
  • the names of two faculty members who will complete an online recommendation for you

Priority Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
(applications will be accepted after February 15; however, priority will be given to those received before this date)



Lecture PowerPoints

Keeping a Lab Notebook

Scientific and Engineering Papers

Starting Life in the Lab

Take Charge of Your Training


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Program Contact

Program Director
Dr. Gail Taylor
Phone: (210) 458-5761














Funding provided by
UTSA College of Sciences