SMART:MIND

        THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

 

Undergraduate Applicants

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process is handled online and the packet consists of:

  1. An online application form (submitted no later than February 1, 2017)
  2. Two recommendation forms filled by professors that know the student well. This form also asks the references to upload a recommendation letter (signed and in official letterhead submitted no later than February 15, 2017)
  3. Proof of health insurance coverage through at least August 5, 2017 (uploadable as a pdf in the application form)
  4. Unofficial transcript (upload as a pdf in the application form)
  5. Official transcript (see instructions below)

As part of your 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 science and describes their motivation to participate in this program and the impact that participation in research experience may have in their education/career plans
  3. Submit unofficial/official transcript
  4. Enter information about health insurance coverage, including a pdf copy of their insurance card (front and back)

Instructions

  1. Complete and submit the online application form
  2. Arrange for two professors to complete and submit their recommendation letters online.
  3. Send official transcript to:

SMART MIND Program c/o COURI
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Ave
CCSB 2.0118
El Paso, TX 79968-0509

High School Teacher

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process is handled online and the packet consists of:

  • A) An online application form (submitted by no later than February 1, 2017)
  • B) Two teacher recommendation forms. One from his/her school principal and one from his/her Department Chair (signed and on official letterhead submitted by the recommender no later than February 15, 2017)
  • C) Proof of health insurance coverage through at least August 5, 2017  (uploadable as a pdf in the application form)
  • D) Teacher Resume (upload as PDF in the application form)

As part of their application, TSTs are asked to

  1. Select up to three projects/mentors of their choice in ranking order
  2. Write a statements/essay that demonstrates a mature interest in science and describes their motivation to participate in this program and the impact that this experience may have in their future teaching plans (teacher) 

Teacher Instructions

  1. Gather all the required information for yourself
  2. Complete and submit the online application 
  3. Upload a pdf copy of the teacher's resume in the application form
  4. Arrange for principal and department chair to complete and submit the online recommendation form