Student Resources

You're taking the first step in learning more about advancing research! Work alongside a faculty member conducting cutting-edge research and simultaneously prepare yourself for your career or further your education for graduate school studies where you can earn a Master's or PhD degree. UTPA and C-STEM are committed to fostering an environment where research is available to its students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Learn about additional resources for your academic, professional, and career development in the tab "Student Resources".

Read below to find a list of current research opportunities at UTPA. Click on the program names to visit their website and learn about their application procedures.

Visit the listing of Faculty Research Interests to determine which areas interest you and where you want to make your contribution to advance research! Click on the discipline to read more of the facultys' research interests and to find a match with your interests!

Faculty Research Interests

College of Engineering and Computer Science  
Computer Engineering Computer Science
Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering Manufacturing Engineering

College of Science and Mathematics  
Biology Chemistry
Physics and Geology Mathematics

Student Research Programs at UTPA

Program Discipline Classification Contact
Office of Undergraduate Research and Service Learning
Deadlines: October 1, 2013 (first round) December 13, 2013 (second round)
All UG Dr. Danika M. Brown
C-STEM Student Research Program STEM UG Dr. Richard H. Fowler
Computer Science
NSF-LSAMP Summer Research Academy
Deadline: February 16
STEM UG Dr. Cristina Villalobos
NSF Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Engineering UG & Grad Dr. Karen Lozano
Mechanical Engineering
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Program STEM UG Ms. Martha Salazar
USDA Program Biology UG & Grad Dr. Michael Persans
University Transportation Center for Railway Safety
Deadline: January 31
Engineering UG & Grad Dr. C. Tarawneh
Mechanical Engr
Experimental Algebra & Geometry Lab All UG & Grad Dr. Sean Lawton
A PRIME-TIME (APT): A 6-year BS/MD Program Interested in a career in medicine Incoming Freshmen Dr. Hassan Ahmad
RISE Training Program Biology / Chemistry / Psychology UG Isabel Aguilera


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