The CSST Summer Program is a 10-week intensive research training and PhD recruitment program. Each student will be enrolled in 12 units of UCLA courses, conduct research under the guidance of a UCLA faculty mentor, and participate in required CSST activities including professional development and networkingevents. UCLA PhD programs will preview potential PhD applicants’ research performance and begin earlyrecruitment for the next year’s admission cycle.
About 95% of CSST participants came from biomedical & life sciences, physical Science, and engineering majors. But we also welcome students from non-STEM majors such as geology, sociology, political science, andso forth . (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.)
The specific goals of the CSST Summer Program are to:
§ Develop students’ research career potentials
§ Foster cross-disciplinary interaction and research
§ Develop a community of CSST colleagues
§ Identify and recruit top students to UCLA PhD programs
Program link: http://www.csst.ucla.edu/summerprogram.htm
JUL. 6- SEP. 12, 2014
A limited number (80-100) of applicants who meet the following criteria will be selected for the January 2014CSST interviews:
§ 3rd-year undergraduate student (or 4th-year in 5-year program)
§ Strong interest in UCLA PhD career
§ Interest in interdisciplinary study
§ Outstanding academic achievement
§ Previous research experience
§ High English proficiency
§ Independent thinking & creativity
§ Mature personality
§ For Chinese students: Willingness to accept China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship for graduateschool. http://www.csc.edu.cn.
The deadline for application submission is November 10th , 2013.
The application is divided into three parts. The applicants are required to complete all three parts before November 10th , 2013 in order to have their applications reviewed by CSST.
· Part 1: Application form – Basic information, academic background, research experience, etc..
· Part 2: Documents uploads – Photo, Official transcripts, Curriculum Vitae, 2-part Essay
· Part 3: Application Fee payment – $80 US dollar (non-refundable)