International students gain hands-on research experience at UCSC through the ISRP

Researchers looking at scientific materials

During summer 2022, nine international undergraduate students traveled to UCSC to participate in the International Summer Research Program (ISRP), conducted in collaboration with the Baskin School of Engineering.

The faculty who participated were David Lee of Computational Media, Colleen Josephson of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Shaowei Chen of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Students who participated came from India (Amrita University, located in Coimbatore) and the UK, University of Leeds.

Feedback from both the students and their faculty hosts was again very positive. Students frequently commented on how the experience contributed positively to their academic growth and their interest in pursuing graduate studies in the U.S.

“This is an impactful opportunity for international students not only to gain hands-on experience at a U.S. research institution but to live and study on the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus,” said George Sabo, director of Global initiatives.

For Summer 2023, faculty in Baskin School of Engineering and Physical and Biological Sciences have submitted at least 15 projects that will be open to hosting one or more students from UCSC partner institutions. 

The application for summer 2023 is open now and the deadline to apply is January 16, 2023.

Any faculty interested in hosting a student intern should submit a project description to Global Engagement as soon as possible so that applications can be drawn from partner universities for faculty review and selection in January 2023.

The ISRP represents an achievement in campus internationalization, connected to Goal 1 – Expand and Enhance Globally-Focused Research and Engagement.

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Last modified: Jul 19, 2023