2014 TTE REU Application

University of California, Berkeley

 
Instructions: All applicants should complete sections I -VII and mail, fax, or email transcript(s) and sample work.

Tips for a Successful Online Application:
1. Be confident that we are eager to read your application; our questions are there to help us get to know you better, not to make you stumble.
2. Carefully read and follow all instructions. Read through the entire application once before filling it out.
3. Make sure you save plenty of enough time to complete the application -- to research what you want to study or research, and in terms of your essay(s) to think about what you want to write and then to write and revise. All essays should be written/revised at least 3 times and shown to teachers/academic advisors that you trust.
4. Double-check to make sure you have followed all instructions and completed all the required sections and provided all the requested documents. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
5. Answer all questions honestly.
I. Personal Information
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1. First Name
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2. Last Name
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3. Email Address
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4. Permanent Street Address
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5. City
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6. State
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7. Zip
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8. Primary/Cell Phone Number
9. Alternative Phone Number
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10. Date of Birth (MO/DA/YEAR)
11. Current Community College
12. Select the organizations or groups you are involved with as a community college student (check all that apply)
13. Cumulative GPA
14. Intended 4-year institution major
15. Intended transfer date to 4-year institution
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Why is this information being requested? Collection of this information is authorized by the NSF Act of 1950, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1861, et seq. Demographic data allows NSF to gauge whether our programs and other opportunities in science and technology are fairly reaching and benefiting everyone regardless of demographic category; to ensure that those in under-represented groups have the same knowledge of and access to programs and other research and educational opportunities; and to assess involvement of international investigators in work supported by NSF (E3S National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement No. 0939514).
16. Highest Education Level of Mother/Parent-Guardian I
17. Highest Education Level of Father/Parent-Guardian II
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18. Citizenship Status (please note only US Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for the Summer Research Program)
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19. Gender
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20. Are you of Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, or Spanish Origin?
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21. Race (check all that apply)
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22. Disability
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23. Veteran
II. Statement of Program Eligibility
24. I will be enrolling this Fall at community college before applying to a 4-year institution as community college transfer student with junior standing. I will not be enrolling at any 4-year institution during the 2014-2015 academic year (except through concurrent enrollment)
III. Transcripts: Please email, mail, or fax transcripts from all colleges you have attended. Your transcripts must include the classes you are taking currently.
25. Did you ever take any Advanced Placement (AP) courses or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses?
IV. Personal and Academic Experience (all sections are required)
26. Essay #1: Please explain why you wish to conduct summer research and how this relates to your overall interests and goals, including intended 4-year institution major and future career. Please be specific about how you think this research opportunity will benefit you. (300-500 words)
27. Essay #2: Past summer program participants have found the program to be both the most rewarding and yet most challenging experience of their life -- please describe a major challenge you have encountered in your life, how you overcame it, and what you learned about yourself and others as a result of the experience. (The experience can be taken from any aspect of your life; it does not need to be related to academics) (300-500 words)
Research Interests: To help us best understand your research interests and match you with a faculty mentor, please answer the following questions. Please note, we will try to place you in a research experience that most closely matches your interests, but we cannot promise that you will work with any particular person or department.
28. The TTE REU program is a collaboration among three centers (E3S, Synberc, COINS). Please indicate which center sound most interesting to you and why? (see Exciting Research Areas at: http://www.e3s-center.org/TTEREU2014.htm)
Sample Work: Please email, mail, or fax an excerpt of the academic work (lab, computer program, test, paper etc.) that demonstrates your best work in the area you want to conduct research (no more than 5 pages).
V. Letter of Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation are required. Complete the Letter of Recommendation Forms and inform your recommenders that their letters must be RECEIVED by Friday, January 31, 2014. They may send their recommendations via email, fax or regular mail to the address listed on the Form.
List below the names and contact information of your recommenders whom you will contact for a letter of recommendation.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO BOTH THE TTE REU AND THE TTE X-ENROLL PROGRAMS, YOU MAY USE THE SAME LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FOR BOTH APPLICATIONS.
29. Name
30. Address
31. Phone
32. Email
33. Name
34. Address
35. Phone
36. Email
VI. Program Expectations: The Research program will take place for 9 weeks from June 7th to August 9th. Students accepted into the program will be expected to conduct research full-time, by this we mean a minimum of 40 hours per week.
37. Are there any dates from June 7th to August 9th when you are not available?
38. Are you able and willing to devote a minimum of 40 hours per week on your research project
39. Research Program participants cannot work or be enrolled in courses, including community college courses, unless there are extenuating circumstances. Do you plan to work or enroll in courses while you are in the Research program?
40. All research participants are expected on to live on the UC Berkeley campus in provided housing during the entire summer program, including weekends, unless there are extenuating circumstances and you receive prior permission. Can you live on the Berkeley campus for the entire program?
41. Are you applying to any other summer programs?
42. I understand that as part of the application process applicants may need to speak/meet with prospective faculty mentors and/or Summer Research Program staff.
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43. TTE works in collaboration with other organizations in and around UC Berkeley's campus. Some of these collaborators offer research positions to community college students over the summer. If your application is not selected for the TTE program, would you like to be considered for a REU position with one of our collaborators?
VII. Statement of Verification (to be read and signed by all applicants): The Research program will take place for 9 weeks from June 7th to August 9th. Students accepted into the program will be expected to conduct research full-time, by this we mean a minimum of 40 hours per week.
44. I hereby certify to the best of my knowledge that all information submitted on this application and in the attached required documents including essay(s) is accurate, complete and my own work. I also certify that the Transcript(s) accurately reflects my grades.

I understand that if I knowingly provide incorrect information, I will, if accepted, be immediately removed from the Summer Research Program (as applicable) and required to reimburse all costs of services provided to me.

By typing your name below, you are agreeing to the above statement.
45. Date
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