Summer Mentoring and Research Training: Methods in Neuro-Science of Drug Abuse (SMART MIND) - Deadline 02/01/20

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The Summer Mentoring and Research Training: Methods In Neuroscience of Drug-abuse (SMART-MIND) program provides an intensive summer research training experience for undergraduate students and high school teachers hosted on the The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) campus. Participants in the program conduct research under the mentoring of UTEP neuroscience faculty, participate in professional development workshops, and present their research findings at the COURI summer symposium. All participants receive a stipend, and out of town participants are provided travel to/from UTEP and housing.

All participants accepted into the program will be expected to participate in research training involving laboratory work. They will also be attending and participating in instructional seminars, professional training workshops, weekly meetings with the program director and social activities. At the end of the 10 week program, all students will present the results of their summer research at the summer symposium on August 1st.

Interested students must complete an online application by February 1, 2020.

Application Requirements:

  • are U.S citizens or permanent residents
  • must be at least 18 years of age on the program start date
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • rising Junior or Senior graduating December 2020 or later. Outstanding rising Sophomores will also be considered
  • students considering the pursuit of advanced degrees and careers in neuroscience research related areas
  • students majoring in: Biology, Psychology or Chemistry/Biochemistry. Other science or engineering majors may be considered depending on the student course background and advanced studies/career interest

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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