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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - Discover Your Island

Online Application for SURF

SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Focus

Application Instructions

 Only electronic applications are accepted.

  • Fill out all sections to the best of your ability.
  • Submit UNOFFICIAL transcripts to kim.withers@tamucc.edu . Subject line should read: SURF Your Name-transcript.
  • Ask a science faculty member who is familiar with your work and your research potential to submit at letter of recommendation

A very important component of the application is the essay. Carefully consider the projects described by the various mentors and choose 1 project/mentor, and 1 project/mentor alternate. Your essay should separately address each of the mentor/project combination but be concise and well-written. Address the following questions for each research project:

  • Why does the project interest you?
  • What can you contribute to the research effort?
  • Why will participating in the project benefit you and your career goals?
  • What experiences or coursework have you completed that make you a good fit for the project

Applications must be completed by 5 pm CST March 3, 2014. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete. You will not be prompted to complete your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Personal Information
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Name of faculty member who will provide a letter of recommendation

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From the list of mentors on the website (http://www.sci.tamucc.edu/surf/research.html) provide the name of the mentor who is your first choice and an alternate.

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Career Goals: What degree will you seek as a postgraduate?
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Provide the name of the project that is your first choice, and describe why the project interests you and what you feel you could contribute to the research effort. Also address how you will benefit from the experience. In a separate paragraph, provide the name of the project that is your second choice, and answer the same questions. (No more than 2500 characters.)
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What are your long-term goals (500 characters max)?
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If you have had previously participated in research, describe the types of experiences you have had, as well as their duration and locations (1000 characters max).
 
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Why should you be selected for SURF (500 characters max)?
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Are you related to anyone enrolled or working at TAMUCC?
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Who referred you to TAMUCC?
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Ethnic Origin
Please note: The remaining information is not required, but when provided it allows TAMUCC to respond to the record keeping provisions of various laws.

TAMUCC is subject to federal regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action. TAMUCC does not discriminate against applicants or students on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam veteran. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered when appropriate.

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Meningitis Vaccination
Texas State law requires all students housed on campus to be vaccinated for meningitis. If accepted, I acknowledge I must bring proof of meningitis vaccination to participate in the program.

Travel
I acknowledge that travel to and from SURF at TAMUCC is limited to a maximum of $450 (return) regardless of my destination and/or mode of travel, that this is a one-time expense, and that any costs above this amount is my responsibility.

Print your first and last name:

 

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