Bridges for SUCCESS Undergraduate Research Summer Program 2013 The goal of this program is to foster a community of research and engaged learning for students early in their careers in the disciplines of chemistry, computer science, earth science, physics, and mathematics. The program provides mentored research experiences during the summer months between a student's freshmen to sophomore and sophomore to junior years. Participating students and faculty mentors will meet regularly for brown bag lunches, participate in discussions about their respective projects, and participate in other group activities. An organizational meeting is planned for June 3, 2013 and attendance by accepted students is required. The program is funded through the generous support of the National Science Foundation’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) under Award No. 0969428. Proposal for Undergraduate Research Summer Support 1. The faculty member and interested student will collaboratively develop the proposal using a traditional grant format (abstract, introduction, methods, significance, budget and budget justification of supply money, and references). The proposal should be limited to 5 pages maximum excluding budget, budget justification, and references and include the proposal cover sheet (see www.salisbury.edu/henson/stem/SummerResearchOpportunities.htm). 2. Applications should also include unofficial student transcripts. The student must be currently enrolled at Salisbury University and be registered for the Fall 2013 semester. The student must be classified as a freshman or a sophomore in Spring 2013 (or entering their second or third year on campus). Students majoring in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Earth Science will be given preference. 3. Student Stipends for Summer 2013 will be $3,500. The sponsoring faculty member will receive supply funds up to $1,000 depending upon nature of the project. 4. Participants will be expected to work on their research project 22-25 hours per week for approximately ten weeks with a minimum of 220 hours spent on this research project. Although this minimum must be met, scheduling of research time will be flexible to accommodate projects and faculty mentor schedules. 5. Interested students must electronically submit application materials to Dr. Seth Friese ([email protected]). The application deadline is Friday March 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm. The subject line of the email with the electronically submitted application should be Bridges Research Application – Student Name. All electronically submitted applications should be in ONE file in .pdf format. 6. Funding of applications should be announced on or before Monday, April 1, 2013. 7. The first organizational meeting will be Monday, June 3, 2013. 8. All participants will be expected to attend brown bag lunches from 12:00-1:30 pm on June 19, 20, 26, and 27 in which the students will have a 10-15 minute opportunity to share and discuss their project with other student researchers. 9. Students will also be required to participate in at least two Summer Research Program social events. 10. A final poster presentation and celebration luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. 11. Questions? Contact Dr. Seth Friese ([email protected]) or Kristen Paul ([email protected]).