Applications will only be accepted electronically. The application form can be found here.
The entire application package must be complete and received by 5pm MST on March 7, 2022.
- Submission of a complete application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts, before 5pm on March 7, 2022 MST.
- Undergraduates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Preference will be given to rising Juniors and Seniors, but outstanding applications from rising Sophomores will also be considered.
- You are not eligible if you will be completing a baccalaureate degree by the end of Spring or Summer 2022.
- Proof of health insurance before 5pm on March 7, 2022 MST.
Upon succesful completion of your online application, we will send instructions and the reference form to your professors. Make sure you follow up with your references to ensure timely submission.
You should receive a confirmation email of your submission and you should follow up with your references. If you sent separate documentatiom please contact us at email@example.com.
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The program begins June 1 and ends August 6, 2022. Students are expected to arrive in El Paso on Tuesday, May 31 and depart on Sunday, August 7.
Activities of your research experience will include:
- Actively participate in research program for 40+ hours per week. Time between the field and lab will vary depending on mentor and guidelines of how your time will be spent on research objectives will be defined by your mentor.
- Present project results at the end-of-summer symposium.
- Attend workshops and seminars.
- Complete all safety and laboratory training requirements.
All program participants will receive approximately $6,000 for the 10-week program and a sustenance stipend. Students coming from outside El Paso will be provided accommodations in shared apartments and travel expenses up to $600. Note: some meals and snacks will be provided on symposium and workshop days, but you will be expected to support your own daily expenses for food, recreation, etc.
Absolutely! The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a doctoral, minority-serving (~80% Hispanic – reflecting the local population), research-intensive university located on the U.S. border with Mexico. Currently, we serve more than 25,000 students, and our mission is to provide both access and excellence, supporting the education and development of our community. In fact, UTEP’s goal is to become the first national research university with a 21st century student demographic. El Paso is home to approximately 800,000 residents; combined with our sister city of Ciudad Juárez in Mexico (pop. ~1.2 million), we are the largest bi-national metroplex in the world. Research efforts at UTEP focus on border relevant issues, in line with our commitment to improving the health and well-being of people in this region. UTEP is home to the Sun Bowl and the UTEP Miners, led by our mascot, Paydirt Pete. Come visit us - we’d love to show you around! You can also visit our website: www.utep.edu.