The Colorado Diversity Initiative at CU Boulder is committed to empowering historically marginalized and minoritized STEM undergraduates with a strong interest in pursuing research and graduate-level studies.

The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) Program is an esteemed 10-week residential experience that invites undergraduates from across the country to our campus, offering them the opportunity to delve into STEM research under the guidance of our distinguished faculty mentors and to sculpt a robust foundation for their graduate studies.

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The SMART Program, aimed at rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, is dedicated to cultivating a diverse cadre of undergraduates for doctoral studies and thriving STEM careers. As part of the Leadership Alliance initiative, SMART welcomes applications from all undergraduates, with a special invitation to those from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM research arenas

We support the growth of participants through partnerships with  Pathways to Science  and The Leadership Alliances

Questions about summer internship programs and/or the application process? Contact our office.