Research Abroad Programs
ABOUT THE PROGRAMThe IRES US-Mexico Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration for Smart Cities provides research opportunities for STEM students to work with Mexican researchers at the cutting-edge University of Guadalajara Smart Cities Living Lab on interdisciplinary projects involving computer science, civil engineering, and neuroscience. These projects will focus on creating sustainable and resilient infrastructure and services for city residents. Students will develop innovative solutions for smart mobility and smart buildings related to scalability, modularity, interoperability and relevant Smart Cities services, resilience, and security.
Download: Application Form
For more information, visit http://ires.cybershare.utep.edu/
Deadline for Summer 2019: Novemeber 18, 2018
Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Undergraduate student has GPA over 3.0. Graduate student has graduate GPA over 3.5. (Beginning graduate students will report only their undergraduate GPA.)
Undergraduate student has completed MECH 2311 “Introduction to Thermal-Fluid Sciences” by the application date (those who passed a similar course at another university may be eligible as well.)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
This three-year project is funded by the US National Science Foundation. The title is: US - Canada Collaborative Research on Combustion of Metals as Clean Energy Carriers. The scientific goal is to achieve a better understanding of processes occurring during combustion of powdered metals as energy carriers that provide a transformative solution of the energy storage problem, enabling a faster growth of the renewable energy sector in power generation and propulsion. Four students will spend 10 weeks at McGill University next summer, participating in fundamental research on combustion of metals. They will be integrated into existing research groups and mentored by Canadian researchers. Students will be selected at the beginning of the Fall semester. During the rest of the Fall semester and throughout the entire Spring semester, professional development meetings, workshops, and laboratory tours will be conducted to prepare the selected students scientifically and culturally for the visit. Note that although McGill is an English-language university, it is located in Quebec, a francophone province of Canada. Those who do not have some knowledge of French will be advised to take a beginner-level course of French at UTEP in the Spring semester.
Each student will receive a weekly stipend of $600, i.e. $6,000 for the entire 10-week stay in Montreal. In addition, the program covers:
Living expenses of the students in Montreal (food and lodging). Note that you don’t spend your stipend for these.
Health insurance during stay in Canada.
Send an email from your UTEP email address to Dr. Shafirovich at email@example.com with the following attachments:
Resume (one or two pages). Include UTEP ID number, UTEP email address, and your cumulative GPA. Graduate students should include both undergraduate and graduate GPAs unless they started graduate studies in Fall 2018.
Statement of interest (one page).
One recommendation letter, which can be either attached to the application or emailed by the author of the letter directly to Dr. Shafirovich at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of your email message, please report how you satisfy each of the three eligibility criteria.