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CoSE ASPIRE Undergraduate Research Program - INFO FOR STUDENTS

CoSE Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program


Aspiring Sophomores Participating in Research Experiences

Want to be paid to learn?

The dean of the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) is pleased to announce the new undergraduate research program ASPIRE. If you are a second semester freshman this program is for you. You apply now and if you are selected as an ASPIRE fellow, you will be employed by the college during the fall 2022 semester for five hours per week at $15 per hour. Fellows will spend four hours per week working with their faculty research mentor and one hour participating in a supplemental cohort professional development experience with a near-peer.

How can the program benefit you?

The name ASPIRE stands for Aspiring Sophomores Participating in Research Experiences. ASPIRE provides CoSE sophomore students the opportunity to conduct mentored research with faculty in the college. A growing body of evidence indicates students that participate in undergraduate research typically achieve a higher GPA and learn important skills making them more competitive when entering the workforce or applying for graduate school. Research allows you to learn about your major outside of the classroom. Most importantly, RESEARCH IS FUN!

How do you find a faculty mentor?

The CoSE associate dean for research will help ASPIRE fellows in identifying a faculty research mentor.

How do you apply?

Second semester freshmen with a minimum GPA of 2.25 are eligible to apply. You apply now and if selected as an ASPIRE Fellow your semester-long fellowship will begin in fall 2022 when you return to Texas State as a sophomore. We anticipate selecting 15 participants from the applicant pool. Preference will be given to students underrepresented in their STEM major. 


If you are interested in participating in the ASPIRE program, please complete the application form.  Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2022.