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COSET 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology (COSET) at Texas Southern University is pleased to announce research opportunities for COSET undergraduate students during summer 2016. The COSET will support about 20-30 qualified students for this 10-week (May 23-July 29) research program.

Undergraduate students enrolled in any departments in the COSET can apply for SURP. Overall GPA should be 2.8 or higher. Students must contact faculty members in the COSET to select a mentor. Any faculty member in the COSET can mentor an undergraduate student. Students who apply for TSU URP (undergraduate research program), which is managed by the Office of Research, for the summer 2016, are not eligible for the COSET SURP.

Interested students should submit application materials by April 1st, 2016, either as an electronic copy (email attachment) or as hard copy.
Students and their mentors will be notified of acceptance decision by April 15, 2016.

Expectations and Deliverables:

  1. Students must attend an orientation session on May 23, 2016 in Science Center room 303H.
  2. Students are required to attend a laboratory safety training workshop.
  3. Students are also required to attend weekly seminars designed to teach them how to better prepare resumes, posters, manuscripts, and other documents.
  4. Students in the program are expected to work for approximately 25 to 30 hours per week.
  5. Students are required to submit biweekly progress reports to Dr. Hyun-Min Hwang.
  6. All students are required to give both oral and poster presentations on their research results at the symposium scheduled for July 28-29, 2016.
  7. Each student is required to submit a 3-4 page research manuscript for publication in the 2016 Proceedings of TSU COSET SURP.

Stipend and Compensation:

  • Each participating student will receive a $2,000 stipend.
  • Students who do not complete all the program requirements, or drop out of the program may receive partial, or no compensation.
  • Each faculty mentor will receive $1,500 for supplies, travel to conferences, and/or other professional development.

For more information and application materials, please contact Dr. Hyun-Min Hwang (; 713-313-1028) or Dr. Yunjiao Wang (; 713-313-7967).
All applicants are required to submit:

  • A completed application form (typed),
  • An unofficial TSU transcript,
  • One (1) letter of recommendation, and
  • A one-page personal statement on what your long-term goals are and what you expect to accomplish through participating in this program.

Application materials should sent by email to or
delivered to Dr. Hyun-Min Hwang’s office, TSU Science Center room 203A.

Please download the announcement and the application package here .