EARLY RESEARCH PROJECT APPLICATION Fall 2013 Directions: 1. Complete this form no later than Friday, October 4th and email it to the faculty members running the projects you are interested in. Be aware that projects get full! The sooner you apply, the more likely you are to find an available spot. 2. After you submit your application, the faculty running the projects will contact you to set up an interview time. 3. After your interview, it is up to you and the faculty member to determine whether you and the research project are a good fit for one another. If they are, then together you will decide how and when you will participate in the project. Please note that the Science Center Committee on Diversity is providing you with this information, but all communication around applying for a research opportunity should be between you and the relevant faculty members. PROJECT SELECTION Please list your top three project choices and briefly explain why you are interested in each. 1. 2. 3. ACADEMIC INTERESTS AND BACKGROUND: 1. What are your main academic interest(s)? 2. What computer skills do you have? 3. What other background do you have that may be relevant to the projects you selected? 4. What courses are you currently taking? What additional courses have you taken that you think have provided you with an appropriate background for your selected projects?” 5. (Optional) Please share any strong academic interests or skills which you have not already listed here and/or which are not reflected in the project choices.