Application for the 2014 Summer Research Institute

What you will need to complete the application:

You will be asked to provide your contact information, your parents’ highest level of education, your gender, the language(s) you speak, the institution you attend and other information about your background and interests.  Before opening the application, you should prepare answers for the items listed below.

  • Two short essay questions addressing any educational and economic barriers you have faced in your pursuit to higher education.
  • A personal statement from 750 to 1200 words responding to the following questions:
    • How did you become interested in science and/or math? 
    • What are your future career and personal goals? 
    • How will your participation in the Summer Research Institute help you accomplish your goals?
    • How do you hope to benefit by being in the program?
    • If you are selected, how will your participation benefit the Institute or other student researchers?
  • A list of all the math and science courses you will have completed by Spring 2014
  • A scanned copy of your unofficial transcripts to upload in the application or a copy to send by mail

Please request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member you know well. On the application you will be asked to provide their name, address, campus email address and campus phone number. Note: once you complete the application, your faculty reference will receive an e-mail requesting a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

PROJECT ACCESSO MISSION STATEMENT: Project ACCESO seeks to increase the number of underserved students (defined as Hispanic and low-income students) who are succeeding in and graduating from STEM majors at CI, to increase the number of underserved students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in STEM, and to assist underserved students in their development of critical STEM skill sets, e.g. critical thinking, analytical reasoning, scientific literacy, and interdisciplinary communication. The program encourages cultural diversity as represented in a diversity of worldviews, histories, and cultural knowledge across a range of social groups including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, abilities, economic class, religion, and their intersections.

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For further information contact:

Connie Baker, Research Coordinator, Project ACCESO
(805) 437-3599