Academic Program Coordinator
c/o Department of Pharmacology, UTHSCSA
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
Mail Code: 7764
San Antonio TX 78229-3900
To achieve the goals of the START-UP program of having undergraduate minority students apply to graduate programs and pursue doctoral degrees in Neuroscience, the students will have a “Real-World” graduate school experience by:
The most intensive experience for the students will be the research conducted in the labs of the faculty listed in this proposal, working 8-12 hours per week during the academic year, and 40 hours per week during a 10-week summer program. Also, as all our partner institutions have a “research practicum” or equivalent course for their juniors and seniors, they have agreed that students will have the opportunity to receive course credit for the research carried out during the academic year.
Students may enter the program during the summer at the end of their sophomore year (we will allow this for highly competitive students).
Research papers and a 15-minute oral presentation will take place at the end of each training session. During the school year, students will:
During the summer, the Journal Club will continue to meet. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a course designed specifically for undergraduates and there will be educational field trips planned, as well.
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