UCA Robert Noyce Summer Intern Program

Nominations are now being accepted for the summer of 2017

The summer intern program will provide students majoring in physics, mathematics, chemistry, or biology with:

  • Room and Board on campus during the 10-week summer session.
  • A scholarship to cover the cost of a 1-hour summer course on science learning.
  • $2,000 to work 20 hours per week on a research project with a faculty member.
  • $1,500 during the following fall and spring semesters each to work as a learning assistant in your home department.


What do you need to be eligible?

  • Be a rising sophomore or junior (freshmen finishing their first year or sophomores completing their second year).
  • Major in physics, mathematics, chemistry, or biology.
  • Have a minimum overall UCA GPA of 2.7 and a content major GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien.
  • Complete one of the following course sequences by the end of the spring 2017 semester:
    • PHYS 1410 and 1420 or 1441 and 1442
    • MATH 1496 and 1497
    • CHEM 1450 and 1451
    • BIOL 1440 and 1441
  • Be recommended by your instructor from one of these courses.
  • Enroll in or have completed STEP 1 (EDUC 1100) by the fall semester of the internship.


How do you apply?

  1. Garner a recommendation from the instructor for one of the courses in the list above.
  2. Once you are contacted, complete the on-line application form.

A committee of faculty from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the STEMteach program will select 8 participants from the students completing application forms in late March or early April. Participants will need to be on campus throughout the 10-week summer session (June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017).