UTSA believes that students at all levels of learning can profit from academic research opportunities. At UTSA, undergraduate students have opportunities to engage in research projects and investigative activities that enhance their academic studies.

Academic Personal and Professional Excellence (APPEX)

Incoming Freshman STEM majors that have been invited to join the UTSA Honors College

Scholarship program that provides financial support plus transition assistance, academic support, STEM career development, and well-being and resilience training.

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Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED)

Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, or Physics freshmen/sophomores

A research training program that provides academic enrichment, financial support, faculty and peer mentoring, and training in UTSA biomedical research laboratories.

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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics majors

Provides underserved/underrepresented student groups with opportunities to participate in on-going research projects at UTSA and gain skills for doctoral education.

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Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)

Biomedically oriented College of Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Behavioral Science (Psychology) juniors/seniors

Two-year research training program that develops its trainees as exceptional applicants and trainees for doctoral programs in the behavioral and biomedical sciences.

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McNair Scholars Program

All majors, sophomores through seniors

The Scholars Program exposes students who desire to pursue a Ph.D. to graduate work and research.

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Teaching and Research in Environmental Ecology (TREE)

Environmental Science oriented undergraduate students

A model to integrate mentoring between community entities to promote and enhance career development for underrepresented minorities in conservation and natural resources.

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UTSA COS Rising Researchers Pre-Research Training Certification Program

Biomedically oriented College of Sciences undergraduate students

A research training and support program designed to provide an introduction to laboratory research and aid in a successful transition into college life.

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Work Study Research Training Program (WSRTP)

Work-study-eligible undergraduate students

A research training program that allows work-study-eligible undergraduates to be paid for performing laboratory research in a UTSA research laboratory and provides pre-PhD training.

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