Applications are now open! Deadline is October 5, 2018.
Capitalizing upon the successful outcomes and experiences gained from a previously National Science Foundation-funded Science Technology Engineering Mathematics RTI program at UTEP, the BUILDing SCHOLARS Research and Teaching Integration (BUILD-RTI) Program is designed to increase the effectiveness of undergraduate education in biomedical disciplines broadly defined. The program integrates mentored research, guided course module development, and peer-led teaching and learning to enhance the learning experience of BUILD Scholars at The University of Texas at El Paso.
Ten selected UTEP BUILD Scholars (mainly at the junior level) and their faculty mentors each year will engage in a highly effective BUILD-RTI program starting in early 2016. This program will provide the select group of BUILD Scholars with the ability to translate their research findings into laboratory and/or classroom teaching modules, and practice the art of teaching.
The main goals and objectives of the BUILD RTI Program is to:
Improve the BUILD Scholars training and skills in preparation for graduate school, biomedical teaching careers or the biomedical workforce broadly defined.
The objectives of the BUILD RTI Programs are to:
In the BUILD RTI Program undergraduate BUILD researchers (and in exceptional cases non-BUILD student researchers) will be trained to convert an aspect of their faculty mentored research projects into teaching modules that fit into one of their professor’s undergraduate courses. They will then use active learning techniques and teach these modules to undergraduate students taking those courses.
The application process will be coordinated through the Intuitional Development Core (IDC) of the BUILDing SCHOLARS Center and will open in the spring, for the following academic year. Selections will be made in the summer and the program will start in the fall. A Proposal Review Board will complete the review process of the BUILD RTI applications. Below (under Apply) is the BUILD RTI Application.