What is SMART?

The Office for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce support for undergraduate research, scientific communication, peer mentoring and preparation for graduate school in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (a “STEM” discipline) through the Science and Math Achievement and Resourcefulness Track (SMART).

The program typically includes two groups:

1. Rising sophomores (strong preference to underrepresented populations)
2. Rising seniors who came to UNC as transfer students

For the summer of 2020, we will offer positions only for transfer students!

This program is conducted in partnership with North Carolina A & T University, the lead campus in the North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, (NC-LSAMP) Phase IV. Other participating campuses include Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The overall goals of the NC-LSAMP are to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who earn degrees in STEM disciplines, pursue graduate study, and become faculty and/or researchers in their chosen field.