SURME

                  Summer Undergraduate Research Mentored Experience

Annual Application Period:

November 1 - January 15

Required Qualifications

  • Students in their 3rd year of University Studies- Outstanding 2nd year students will also be considered
  • One semester of prior research experience preferred but not required
  • Equivalent GPA of at least 3.25/4.0
  • Enrolled full-time in a STEM program - projects available for chemistry, physics, biology, computer science/mathematics, and mechanical engineering majors
  • Acceptable English proficiency as determined by UTEP J-1 requirements

 

Application Package

  1. Inform your references that COURI will be contacting them to submit their recommendation letters,
  2. Prepare a PDF copy of the following documents for uploading:
Domestic Students
 
International Students
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Copy of your academic transcript (in English)
  • Completion of the electronic UTEP Background Check form
 
  • PDF of your passport biographical page
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Copy of your academic transcript (in English)
  • SIGNED copy of the UTEP International Consent form
  • Completion of the electronic UTEP Background Check form
  • SIGNED copies of each UTEP J-1 Visa package form
  • Copy of your English proficiency test results
 

In addition, two (2) completed recommendation forms are required. Recommendation forms will be sent directly by email to the references you indicate in your application, once it is submitted. Students should inform those references ahead of time and follow up with them to ensure timely submission of recommendation forms.

Note: International students accepted to the program will receive an acceptance letter and additional forms to complete the US J-1 visa process. A valid passport, proof of health/accident insurance, and proof of financial support are required to apply for the visa.

 

Application Process

The application process is handled online and the packet consists of:
  • An online application form and all required documents (Deadline: January 15, 2017)
  • Two recommendation forms completed by professors that know the student well. This form also asks the references to upload a recommendation letter (signed and on official letterhead; Deadline: January 31, 2017)
  • Proof of health insurance coverage through all 10 weeks of the program (Deadline: May 15, 2017)
As part of their application, students are asked to:
  1. Select up to three projects/mentors of their choice in ranking order.
  2. Write a statement / essay that demonstrates a mature interest in engineering or science, describes their motivation to participate in this program and the impact that participation in this research experience may have in their education/career plans.
  3. Upload a pdf copy of the documents requested above.
Acceptance notification will begin in mid-February.
NOTE: Students are expected to arrive on campus the weekend before the program starts and depart on the Sunday after it ends.

 

Apply

Program Coordinator



Joseph Ramos - SURME Program Coordinator

Joseph "Joe" Ramos

Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives

(915) 747-6210

josepra@utep.edu
surme@utep.edu