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.
UPDATED APPLICATION PROCESS!
For the 2016 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). Their online application for summer 2016 is now open. The application deadline for Leadership Alliance is 11:59 PM PST, Monday, February 1, 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 Program Dates: May 31 to Aug 5.
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