Program Overview: The summer UR/PD institute is a free, online learning and preparation experience, which focuses on research exploration and skills, professional development, and networking. Institute participants attend virtual seminars, network with current undergraduate researchers, learn how to create a CV (academic resume), and build an e-portfolio. Participants will also learn how to identify research opportunities on campus, how to network with prospective faculty mentors, and how to apply for graduate school, medical school, and summer REU programs around the United States. Students who successfully complete the summer institute receive a certificate of completion, and are entered for a chance to win a Chromebook!
Why You Should Apply: The institute offers a safe and supportive environment in which to learn and practice new skills, engage in productive discussions with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, and network with like-minded students. In addition, institute participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Office for URaCE staff, and explore exciting undergraduate research opportunities on campus.
Who Should Apply: Students from all majors, all years of study, and those pursing a wide variety of career paths are encouraged to apply. This experience is particularly intended for students without prior research experience, rising sophomores, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented and underserved populations. Finally, students with a strong desire to pursue research centered careers at the doctoral level are strongly encouraged to apply.
The 2021 summer institute is full! Please contact us to be added to the waiting list.
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