Spring 2021 Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions Open!
Have you been interested in getting lab experience, OR are you currently working in a ¡MIRA! associated lab? Apply for your chance to conduct materials science research that you are interested in with a ¡MIRA! faculty member for a competitive wage! This is an incredible opportunity to receive mentorship from one of ¡MIRA!’s amazing faculty.
- Project must be based in Materials Science
- Are an undergraduate working towards ANY science/engineering major
- Are available 15-20 hours a week during the Spring 2021 semester to work on the project
- Obtain mentor support confirmation from one of ¡MIRA! faculty (list of faculty here)
How to apply
Apply to the ¡MIRA! SCHOLARS program by November 15, 2021 to be considered for a funded Research Assistantship position for the Spring 2021 semester.
Please submit the following 4 pieces to email@example.com.
1. 1-pg Resume/CV Accordion Closed
- Your CV or resume does not have to be extensive, but should include some basic information.
- Name and email contact information
- Past college or university (if applicable)
- High school name/GED and location
- Current institution and declared major (if decided)
- Related courses (list the names of the science/engineering courses you have taken)
- Research experience and/or work experience
- List here in chronological order where you have worked or volunteered
- Other information as applicable
- There are a number of great formats online, here is one example
2. 1-pg project proposal Accordion Closed
- Max space 1 page
- Please talk to your ¡MIRA! faculty before writing your proposal to:
- ensure that they are taking new students into their lab
- discuss with them the areas of materials science that they would like to work with you on.
- Your written proposal should convey this information (in no particular order)
- What professor of ¡MIRA! are you proposing to work with
- Background of your proposed area of study
- What are you proposing to study and why?
- Rough discussion of how you will study that question.
3. 1-paragraph personal statement Accordion Closed
- Why ¡MIRA! ? Explain why you are interested to work with or in ¡MIRA!
- Max space of 1 paragraph
4. Written confirmation letter of mentor support Accordion Closed
- You can provide your mentor with this guidance:
- Mentors: please separately e-mail a paragraph to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Name of the student
- Indicate if that student contacted you about the project, if the student is a new or continuing in your lab or not, and your general level of recommendation
- Confirm that you have the time to commit to the student’s mentorship (the student will work 15-20 hours a week in your lab)
- Confirm that the project is appropriate for that level of work