CAPS Research Apprenticeship

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​
  • Development of quantitative research, writing, and communication skills through a one-credit course​
  • Community building and networking with professors and peers


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


Contact CAPS Research Scholars/McNair Scholars Program Coordinator, Renee Trueman, Ph.D.:

Apply to Become a CAPS Research Apprentice!

Applications for the 2023-24 AY are now closed.