University of Colorado SMART Program

Programa "SMART" de la Universidad de Colorado

Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training

Programa de Verano Multicultural para el Acceso a Entrenamiento de Investigaciones

The University of Colorado at Boulder offers 10-week summer research internships for rising juniors and seniors through the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program. The program aims to improve access to STEM research for racial/ethnic groups severely underrepresented in science, math, and engineering (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native/ Native Pacific Islander), and for first-generation college students who are economically disadvantaged. The internships provide hands-on experience in research and an introduction to graduate education at a leading university. Fifteen to twenty undergraduates from institutions nationwide take part in this challenging and informative program each summer.

SMART interns conduct research projects in science, math, and engineering fields under the guidance of a faculty mentor and see firsthand graduate student life at a major institution.

Interns also interact in the social environment of a large university and in a community of underrepresented peers.

Applications for the 2014 SMART Program will be accepted after January 1.

SMART Program Dates: June 2 to Aug 8.

SMART Staff:

Amahl.Scheppach@Colorado.edu - (303) 492-4607

Barbara.Kraus@Colorado.edu - (303) 492-5779

Kristin.Lopez@Colorado.edu - (303) 735-1706

Sarah.Ohle@Colorado.edu (Hablo EspaƱol) - (303) 735-3122

Vincent.Basile@Colorado.edu - (303) 735-3122

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