There will be a limited, virtual SSTPRS held in 2022. Applicants should be aware it will be held on EST time only, no exceptions, for a handful of students. We apologize for the limitations, but it is occurring during Prof. Gates’ transition from Brown University back to the University of Maryland. As always, all applications should include a resume, transcript (unofficial is fine), and a five-year plan. Please make sure to cc Mary Sutton ( on all correspondence relating to SSTPRS.

2021 SSTPRS Information

What is SSTPRS?


 Intellectual Focus

 Mentors/Science Goals/Student Role

Mentors’ Curricula Vitae:

 Research Projects

 What is the Goal?

 Contact Information for previous students

Application information for interested students

Photos of students & mentors for 2020