Undergraduates and high school students presented research on everything from environmental science to cellular and molecular biology. Researchers represented programs in
- College of Natural Sciences
- Jackson School of Geosciences
- Environmental Sciences Institute
- Microelectronics Research Center
- Cockrell School of Engineering
Each of the individual programs under the SRSP umbrella operates and is funded independently of SRSP. Programs focus on offering academically talented and motivated undergraduates the chance to spend the summer working with faculty members at UT Austin, one of the most highly rated research universities in the United States.
For example, a student interested in geosystems engineering could assist a faculty member in the Cockrell School of Engineering with a specific project, to get a realistic idea of what graduate-level research would be like and get a head start on graduate study. A junior considering graduate school in sociology or demography could spend two months taking courses at the Population Research Center, then pursing research projects in collaboration with graduate student mentors.
Through the SRSC, the Office of Undergraduate Research, provides a support network for students participating in summer research programs on campus, many of whom are in Austin for the first time. All students are invited to social and academic events, including a bowling night, campus tours, an information session about applying to graduate school, and workshops on creating oral and written presentations. The SRSC also serves as a resource for any other needs that might come up during students’ summers.