NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines | Summer 2018 | University of California, Merced | Science & Technology Enrichment Program (STEP for High School Students) - APPLICATION
This is the online application for high school students interested in the Science and Technology Enrichment Program hosted by the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines at the University of California, Merced.

Click below for 2018 STEP flyer:
http://ccbm.ucmerced.edu/uploads/8/5/9/3/85931258/ccbm_step_2018_flyer_o.pdf

*SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS*
*MUST BE 14 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN STEP, PER UC POLICY*

To apply for 2018 STEP:
1. fill out all fields on this electronic form, including contact information for one reference
2. upload ½ - ¾ page statement of interest (single-spaced)
3. upload resume
(The last two questions on the form ask you to upload your statement of interest & resume.)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: extended to Sunday, May 13!

Program Elements:
-- Orientation (including Lab & Fire Safety Trainings; week of June 11)
-- Professional Development & Research Workshops
-- Hands-on Lab Experience
-- Poster Session at CCBM Open House

Important Program Dates & Requirements:
-- STEP pre-orientation informational session
-- STEP orientation, including lab & fire safety trainings (week of June 11)
-- 1 - 9 weeks of lab experience during summer, 5 hrs/day (STEP participants choose which weeks to do research)
-- STEP high school students must attend in 3 out of 5 total workshops throughout the summer (workshop dates to be announced soon)
-- STEP high school students to participate in poster session during CCBM Open House, 4-6pm, Monday, October 22 at UC Merced

The Science & Technology Enrichment Program provides $150 per student to show appreciation for participation efforts. Per NSF Guidelines, funding is only available to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents. Those that are not U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents can still apply for the Science & Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) and are encouraged to do so.

The program will begin the week of June 11, commencing with an orientation at UC Merced (details will be provided to finalists).

For your reference: University of California Policy, Minors in Lab http://policies.ucmerced.edu/sites/policies.ucmerced.edu/files/page/documents/minors_in_labs_and_shops_june_2013.pdf
-- Policy Summary
-- PI/Lab Supervisor Responsibilities
-- Procedures
-- Release of Liability

For questions, please contact CCBM Programs Manager, Nora M. Cole: ncole2@ucmerced.edu or (209) 228-3603

http://ccbm.ucmerced.edu/
https://www.ucmerced.edu/
https://www.nsf.gov/

University of California, Merced
NSF-CREST Center for Cellular & Biomolecular Machines
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Email address *
General Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Cell Phone *
Gender *
Ethnicity (select one) *
NSF Categories
Race (check all that apply) *
NSF Categories
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Disability Status *
(Select Yes if any of the following apply: Deaf or serious difficulty hearing, Blind or serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses, Serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs, Other serious disability related to a physical, mental, or emotional condition)
Citizenship *
Select one only. Per NSF Guidelines, funding is only available to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents. Those that are not U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents can still apply for the Science & Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) and are encouraged to do so.
What is your birthday? *
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How old will you be on June 11, 2018? *
UC Policy does not allow minors under the age of 14 years old to enter laboratories.
Current Level in High School *
Expected graduation date. *
Please select what best describes you in summer 2018. *
Do you have research experience outside of coursework/classroom research?
Please indicate all Science, Technology, Math and Engineering courses you have taken by summer 2018. *
Grades 8th - 12th only.
What is the highest level of education for either parent/guardian?
Do you plan to apply to college or technical training?
Parent or Guardian Information
Please note: emergency contact person(s) will be included on all correspondence. Provide contact information for two individuals, if possible.
Parent or Guardian Contact Name (#1) *
Parent or Guardian Contact Email (#1) *
Parent or Guardian Phone Number (#1) *
Parent or Guardian Address (#1) *
Parent or Guardian Contact Name (#2) *
Parent or Guardian Contact Email (#2) *
Parent or Guardian Phone Number (#2) *
Parent or Guardian Address (#2) *
If guardian(s) is selected, please indicate relationship to you. *
example: brother, aunt, etc.
Home & High School Addresses
Home Street Address *
Example: 5200 North Lake Rd
Home City, State *
Example: Merced, CA
Home Zip Code *
Example: 95343
Name of High School
High School Street Address *
Example: 5200 North Lake Rd
High School City, State *
Example: Merced, CA
High School Zip Code *
95343
School District *
Reference Information
Contact information for one reference. (Teacher reference is preferred.) *
Please provide name, phone number and email address. This individual should not be related to you.
Please state the relationship you have with your reference? *
Example: supervisor, teacher, pastor, etc.
Research Preferences
Do you have a particular faculty mentor(s) you are interested to work with?
Please list the faculty you would like to do research with this summer.
List the research areas that interest you. *
This summer research experience for high school students focuses on STEM fields.
Required
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Which field interests you? (Select all that apply) *
Use "Other" to provide additional details, if needed.
Required
Availability - Summer 2018
STEP is designed in a way that allows its high school participants to choose which dates & time of day they would like to do research at UC Merced this summer. Please carefully identify which weeks you can commit to doing research at UC Merced and how long you would like to do this research.
How many weeks can you participate in STEP this summer? (Please select all that are acceptable.) *
STEP participants will be matched to mentors & labs based on availability. Please choose the amount of weeks you would like to do research at UC Merced this summer.
Required
Please specify which weeks you can participate in STEP this summer. *
Merced Union High School District students go back to school on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. https://www.muhsd.org/our-district/calendar
Required
Yes or No: "I can participate in 3 out of 5 workshops this summer." *
By selecting "yes," you are indicating you will attend the research and professional development workshops this summer. 2018 STEP workshops dates will be announced soon. Participants must attend at least 3 out of 5 workshops.
Yes or No: "I can participate in the CCBM Open House Poster Session on Monday, October 22 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm." *
By clicking "yes," you are indicating you will attend and participate in the CCBM Open House Poster Session.
Do you currently have plans to travel this summer? *
Do you or your family anticipate any travel this summer? *
Please use this space to provide additional information regarding planned or anticipated travel for summer 2018. *
Please indicate the preferred time of day you would like to participate as a researcher in STEP: *
Select all that are acceptable.
Required
Additional Information/Questions & Comments
What topic would be useful to you for one of the workshops?
How did you find out about STEP? *
Please be as specific as possible.
What do you hope to get from this experience? *
Why do you want to participate in this program? *
1-2 sentences only.
Do you have additional comments or information you wish to share in preparation for this program?
Upload Your Resume & Statement of Interest
Upload your resume. *
Required
Upload your statement of interest. *
Your statement of interest should be 1/2 - 3/4 page in length, single-spaced, or approximately 250 - 500 words.
Required
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 STEP hosted by the NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines at the University of California, Merced.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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