Student and summer programs for undergraduates, high school students and teachers
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers a variety of summer programs for undergraduate students seeking research experiences in the Biological Sciences. Several summer programs utilizes a single application which permits students to select up to three programs in which to apply.
The Department of Pharmacology has a ten-week summer research program that will run June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015. The summer program offers participants a variety of experiences that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive doctoral programs.
Participants will have participate in the following:
• research responsibilities
• attend seminars
• actively participate in a student journal club
• take part in formal course work
Prior research experience is not necessary, and students of all undergraduate levels are encouraged to apply. Contact Angie Watts, program coordinator with specific questions regarding this program.
Phone: (210) 567-4220
This ten-week research program is designed for highly motivated college undergraduate students with a keen interest in research careers in biomedical science.
The Department of Physiology offers an exciting and diverse array of research areas, geared toward understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of human physiology. We seek to understand how these factors influence whole organism physiology using a number of novel model systems and cutting edge technologies.
For more information, visit the SPUR website
In partnership with St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and University of the Incarnate Word, START-UP offers a unique 2 year opportunity for students interested in pursuing a PhD in the neurosciences.
For more information, visit the START-UP website.
For HTU students only
Advancing Prostate Cancer Research by Providing Summer Research Opportunities for HBCU Students at the Cancer Center at UTHSCSA
Contact: Eva E. Garcia-Rodriguez, Program Coordinator, email@example.com
The Dental School Summer Research Program is an intensive introduction to dental academics with a hands-on laboratory research experience in basic or clinical research.
The students who applied, selected and accepted will participate in the program during their dental education, with research conducted on the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio campus during May and June.
Research or program directed questions, e-mail Dr. Thomas Oates at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cuauhtemoc Garcia at email@example.com.
Phone: (210) 567-3167
The Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy commitment requires a considerable effort from each participant. This program is intended for current high school freshmen students. No other major activities should be planned for the duration of the summer program. At the conclusion of the summer program, students will present their work at an award reception and receive a monetary Voelcker Student Award. Students will also be invited to activities scheduled during the academic school year and are expected to make every effort to attend.
The process for application has been updated, as of November 1, 2016.
Every high school in the Greater San Antonio Area will be given the opportunity to submit up to 3 potential candidates for VBRA Application.
Those candidates will then be provided access to an electronic application.
Interviewees will be selected from the applicants.
The final cohort determination will occur by March 31, 2107, for entry into the Voelcker Academy Research Academy Class of Summer 2017.
Contact program Director Dr. Irene Chapa, 210-567-3941
For more information, visit the Voelcker website.
A year-round program for high school, college, premed, or pre-PhD students designed to provide an intensive, hands-on, discovery-rich, creative and interdisciplinary research experience. This is a unique experience in learning and interdisciplinary research, with senior investigators serving as mentors and role models.
Trainees will have opportunities to work in one of three broad areas: immunology, molecular pathogenesis, or genetics/clinical epidemiology. Current areas of investigation are HIV/AIDS, atherosclerosis, bone disease, neurobiology, lupus, and alcoholism.
For inquiries contact Dr. Sunil Ahuja, along with an updated resume/CV including GPA, a personal statement, and a note about long-term goals via email.
This class is only open to students in the San Antonio Northside ISD students who have completed PreAP Chemistry, have at least one year of high school remaining, and are willing to commit to an 8-hour-a-day research assignment for 8 weeks in June and July.
Teacher recommendations and a student essay are required for the application. Applications are accepted during the spring term for placement in the summer program.
Selected students will be assigned a mentor from the faculty at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The students will meet once a week as a class to discuss the research process and are expected to keep a lab journal, write research abstracts, and present their research to the class at the end of the summer. Students will present their research both orally and written to their home school during the ensuing school year. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an elective honors science research credit. No stipend is provided.
Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) and the Voelcker Biosciences Teacher Academy (VBTA)
TEI provides over 500 science activities resulting from collaboration between science teachers and UTHSCSA scientists. Each activity is designed to connect the science classroom with real world, health related applications. Activities are aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are free to download at the TEI website: http://teachhealthk-12.uthscsa.edu/
The VBTA’s mission is to create a collaborative network of educational professionals and offers free, year-round professional development opportunities for area science teachers, K-12. The VBTA sponsors monthly workshops and an annual conference where teachers engage with scientists and colleagues to learn about the latest scientific research, share best practices, and collaborate. All VBTA programs are free to San Antonio area teachers and provide TEA approved CPEs. Visit the VBTA website for more information: http://voelckerteacher.uthscsa.edu/
To learn more, contact Rosemary Riggs, TEI Educational Development Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-567-4477.