MeMDRL: DoN ROU Electronic Materials and Devices Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

The Multifunctional Electronic Materials and Devices Research Laboratory (MeMDRL) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, announces new Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (ROU). Financial support for this ROU is funded by research grant issued by the HBCU/MI Program, Department of the Navy (DoN). Undergraduate research will be tailored to student’s preparation and interests, with hands-on and virtual participation options.

Who Should Apply: UTSA Undergraduates in STEM fields

  • Interested in (a) research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) of electronic materials, devices and systems or (b) digital electroceramic printing, circuit design and simulations.
  • Willing to participate in bi-weekly MeMDRL research seminar and/or to conduct faculty directed, graduate student mentored research.

Why Apply – One or a combination of the benefit(s):

  • Travel fund for conference attendance/presentations/Publications (open anytime)

Application Eligibility:

  1. Financial support limited to US citizens only. Underrepresented Minority students strongly encouraged to apply.
  2. Enrolled full time in a STEM major of UTSA: junior/senior standing with minimum one semester remaining.
  3. Major GPA≥3.0 for an undergraduate student; Major GPA≥3.2 for students in a BS/MS integrated program.

Applications considered starting from the due date below, open until available positions filled.
Jan. 20 (Spring); April 20 (Summer); Sept. 15 (Fall)
OUR Assistantship – $1,500 each spring/fall semester (renewable)
OUR Summer Assistantship – $3,000 during summer
• Tuition for Independent Study or Honor Thesis – up to 3 Semester Credit Hour

OUR Assistant Ship $1,500; OUR Summer Assistantship $3,000 - up to 3 semester credit hours
Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design
Supplemental Questions
  1. UTSA Transcript
  2. Resume
  3. (optional) Statement of Interests (limited to 500 words)
  4. Application questions
    • Are you a Research Assistant?
    • Are you a TA/Grader?
    • Are you employed outside of UTSA?
    • Have you received any DoN ROU before?
    • If yes, number of hours committed
    • If yes, number of hours committed and source of support
    • If yes, number of hours committed and source of support
    • If yes, when?
    • Reference 1: Name and email
    • Reference 2: Name and email
    • Research area (s) you are interested in: