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.

For the 2017 SMART Program, first priority will be given to eligible applicants who apply to and are accepted by the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). You may apply using the SR-EIP online application beginning in November 2016. SMART students will be selected by CU faculty from the pool of accepted applicants to the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP. Please go to the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP website for more information on how to register and apply.

SMART 2017 Program Dates: May 5 to Aug 11.

SMART Staff:

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

Amahl Turczyn, Turczyn@Colorado.edu - (303) 492-4607

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

Jessica Santos-Parker, Jessica.Santos@Colorado.edu - (303) 735-3122

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