START-UP 2013 Undergraduate Research Program applications due Nov. 8
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Underrepresented Students in Science and Engineering Research (START-UP) Program. Students, this is your chance to do research at Penn State Altoona for pay while investigating various fields of study. If you are an underrepresented student, START-UP can offer you a low-risk chance to do research before making any life changing decisions about your major. If you are a freshman or sophomore student planning on being at your university for three more semesters, START-UP offers you a way to enhance your research skills as well as provide an avenue where you can learn more about your major. START-UP provides students with a learning experience that closely resembles how science and engineering are done in the real world.
This program specifically targets underrepresented students; women, minorities (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander), and students from underrepresented rural populations with economic hardship, who are interested in pursuing a STEM degree. You must be a U.S. citizen in your first or second year of college (freshman or sophomore), and be able to work at least five hours per week in a lab. Upon selection, students will participate in research for three semesters; Spring 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 (summer semester is optional). A $500 stipend is provided each of the three semesters.
The application deadline is November 8, 2013. For more information and to apply online, visit www.pa.spacegrant.org/startup.
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