CAPS Research Apprentice

The CAPS Research Apprenticeship is a semester-long introduction to STEM research. Apprentices learn about STEM graduate program career avenues and undergraduate research opportunities.

The apprenticeship involves:
  • Shadowing experience within a relevant STEM discipline​ (Dr. Renee will match you with a faculty mentor that aligns with your interests)
  • Development of quantitative research, writing, and communication skills through a one-credit course​
  • Community building and networking with professors and peers

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to become a CAPS Research Apprentice students must:

  • Be a first or second year student at UConn in good academic standing
  • Be enrolled in a STEM major
  • Identify as first-generation to college and from a household defined as low-income by the U.S. Department of Education and/or self-identify as an underrepresented racial or ethnic group in STEM graduate studies (these details are defined on the intent to apply and on the application)

Questions?

Contact CAPS Research Scholars/McNair Scholars Program Director, Renee Trueman, Ph.D.: renee.gilberti@uconn.edu

Apply to Become a CAPS Research Apprentice!

For fall 2024 participation, applications are now open. Apply by 12noon EST on March 5, 2024.

Application: https://uconn.kualibuild.com/app/63b439223c8de5becdb12be2/run

Planning to apply? Please complete this short form to inform the office staff: https://forms.office.com/r/Y53KQnmYGB

Attend an info session on WebEx with Dr. Renee (https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/meet/rmg03003)

  • February 7 @ 10 – 10:45am
  • February 12 @ 3 – 3:45pm
  • February 23 @ 11 – 11:45am
  • February 29 @ 12 - 12:45pm

Students from all UConn campuses who are eligible and who will be at Storrs for the fall 2024 semester are encouraged to apply.