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  • 1. Summer Research Programs for Texas High School Students USRA Education Programs http://www.epo.usra.edu/programs/cep/high_school/ The CareerExplorationProgram(CEP) provideshighschool seniorsandcollege studentswithinternship opportunitieswithinthe NASA JohnsonSpace Center(JSC).These internshipsencourage studentsto complete theircollege education,guide themtopursue science,technology,engineering,and mathematicsrelatedcareerfields,andequipthemwithvaluablejobskillsthatwill helpthemtosucceed inthe workplace. UniversityofTexas Health Science Centerat San Antonio StudentInternshipProgram http://www.uthscsa.edu/outreach/summer.asp A year-roundprogramforhighschool,college,premedorpre-Ph.D.studentsdesignedtoprovide an intensive,hands-on,discovery-rich,creativeandinterdisciplinaryresearchexperience.Thisisaunique experience inlearningandinterdisciplinaryresearch,withseniorinvestigatorsservingasmentorsand role models.Traineeswillhave opportunitiestoworkinone of three broadareas: immunology, molecularpathogenesis,orgenetics/clinical epidemiology.Currentareasof investigationare HIV/AIDS, atherosclerosis,bone disease,neurobiology,lupus,andalcoholism.ForinquiriescontactDr.Sunil Ahuja alongwithupdatedresume/CVincludingGPA,apersonal statement,andanote aboutlong-termgoals viae-mail ahujas@uthscsa.edu Rice SummerAcademy for High School Students http://ibb.rice.edu/outreach.cfm The Hamill Foundationand HHMI-fundedRice SummerAcademyforHighSchool Studentscurrently consistsof twowell-establishedsummerinternshipprograms - The Science Academyof SouthTexas
  • 2. SummerInternProgramand The MilbyScience Institute/YESCollege PreparatorySchool SummerIntern Programs. Both of these summerprogramsforhighschool seniorshave beenongoingforover10 years and are currentlysponsoredandadministeredbythe Rice Instituteof BiosciencesandBioengineering. Clickhere toviewthe SummerAcademyforHighSchool Studentsbrochures. The Science Academyof SouthTexasSummerInternProgramisa jointeffortbetweenRice University, BaylorCollege of Medicine andSouthTexasIndependentSchool Districttoprovide enhancement opportunitiesforthe SouthTexasAcademy,amagnetscience andtechnology school inMercedes,Texas servingGrades9-12. Thisschool districtcoversthe three countiesof the RioGrande Valleyandprovides exceptionalprogramsfortheirstudents. The purpose of the programisto expose the participating studentstothe college experience andtogive themanideaof what the variousscience andengineering fieldsencompass. The MilbyScience Institute/YESCollege PreparatorySchoolSummerInternProgramsisajointeffort betweenRice andthe HoustonIndependentSchool District toaidMilby,aninnercityschool,inits magnetscience program. Thishighschool enrollsover3,300 students,94% fromunderrepresented minoritygroups. In2002, tenstudentsfromthe YES (YouthEngagedinService) College Preparatory School joinedelevenstudentsfromMilby. The 2003 program includedtenstudentsfromMilbyand thirteenfromYES. YES servesGrades6-12. The school,whichgraduateditsfirstclassinJune 2001, consistsof predominatelyHispanicandeconomicallydisadvantagedstudentsandoffersarigorouscollege preparatorycurriculum. Parentsandstudentsall signaContract of Commitmenttodo"WhateverIt Takes"to successfullymatriculate toandgraduate froma four-yearcollege oruniversity. Everystudent isrequiredtogain admittance to a college oruniversityinordertoreceive ahighschool diploma. Duringtheirstay at Rice,the Milby/YESinternslive inone of the residential colleges(dorms) duringtheir stay here sotheyare immersedinthe culture of "collegelife." UniversityofTexas Medical Branch http://www.utmb.edu/oeo/Student_Programs/SummerResearchProgram/summer_program.htm PROGRAM DESCRIPTION - - ResearchTeam Placement:The core of thisexperience isplacementof each studentforeightweeksinanongoingresearchteam.Underthe guidance of a facultypreceptor,the studentwill learnresearchskillsinordertocontribute tothe overall effort.The preceptor will give the studentanoverviewof the goalsandmethodsof the researcheffort. Skillsandtechniquesastudentmaylearninclude startingandmaintainingcell cultures,extractionand purificationof variousbimolecular,electrophoresis,chromatography,lightandelectronmicroscopy, electrophysiology,dataanalysisusingamicrocomputer,andotherbiochemical assaysandmolecular biologytechniques.
  • 3. Baylor University http://www.baylor.edu/summerscience/ Studentsare selectedeachyearfromhighschoolsthroughoutthe UnitedStatestobe involvedinthis summerresearchprogram,whichallowsthemtoearnone semesterhourof college credit.Itishoped that thisexperience will have apositiveeffectonstudentinterestincareersinscience disciplines.Many formerparticipantshave successfullyenteredchallengingundergraduate programsthroughoutthe nation,includingthose atBaylor.The HSSSRPoffersstudentsanexcellentopportunitytoexperience Bayloras theybegintoconsiderwhichcollege theywanttoattend. SouthwesternMedical Center http://www8.utsouthwestern.edu/vgn/images/portal/cit_56417/29/22/429939Ann08.pdf Each summer, the STARS Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center offers opportunities for students to work one-on-one with faculty researchers on an investigative project in a laboratory setting. This program provides meaningful experiencesin biomedical research to encourage students to consider careers in the sciences. As part of the requirements of the program, each student will give an oral presentation of their experimental results and will present highlightsof their experience to classmates at their home campus during their senior year. UniversityofTexas MD Anderson Cancer Center http://www.mdanderson.org/prof_education/healthscience/display.cfm?id=e26d75e9-70b6-483e- 9b3aa3c11f8123c8&method=displayfull Studentsselectedforthe programare givenarare opportunitytoconducta researchprojectinone of the biomedical disciplinesunderthe guidance of afull-timememberof the M. D. Andersonfaculty. Emphasisisplacedonthe importance of the basicprinciplesthatformafoundationforscientific investigation. Duringthe program, studentsworkinM. D. Andersonlaboratoriesfive daysaweek,from8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.The majorityof thistime isspentdoingactual hands-onworkthat providesthe studentswith
  • 4. a clear knowledgeof exactlywhatitmeanstobe a biomedical researcheraswell asan understandingof the disciplinerequired. The laboratoryexperience issupplementedbytwoseminarsaweekpresentedbyfacultyonawide varietyof researchtopics.StudentsalsotourM. D. Andersonandthe TexasMedical Centerfacilitiesto see ongoingactivitiesindifferentareas. At the endof the program,each studentwill prepareanoral and writtenreportof hisor heractivities for presentationtofellow studentsandtheirresearchsponsors. SMU EngineeringCampfor Girls http://engr.smu.edu/parents/precollege_campgirls.html Have fun andlearnhowengineersmake ourlivesbetter! Checkout college andengineeringone weekthissummeratthe SMU EngineeringCampforGirls.The camp isdesignedforgirlsenteringgrades8-12 inthe fall of 2008 to explore engineeringthroughhands- on,interactive projectsandtours.  Gain hands-on,engineeringexperiencethroughteamprojects  Learn aboutcareersin engineering fromfemaleprofessionals  Learn aboutdifferenttypesof engineeringthroughtours  Explore SMU’scampus  Make newfriendswhoshare yourinterestinmath,science andengineering! UniversityofTexas at Austin http://www.engr.utexas.edu/eoe/MITE/index.cfm MITE isa free,five-dayresidential programthatpresentscurrentsophomoresandjuniors(2007-08 academicyear) withthe opportunitytodiscoverengineeringthroughhands-onexperiencesand interactionswithengineeringstudents,faculty,staff andalumni. MITE is opento studentswithstronginterestsinengineering,science ormath.Fiftystudentsfrom throughoutthe state of Texaswill be selected toattendeachsession. OutstandingAfricanAmerican,HispanicandNative Americanstudents,aswell asthose whohave overcome anysocial or economichardshipare stronglyencouragedtoapply.All studentsare welcome to apply.
  • 5. UniversityofTexas at ArlingtonCollege ofEngineering http://www.uta.edu/engineering/summercamps/ The EngineeringandComputerScience Campsare one weekcampsdesignedtoprovide studentswitha broad exposure tothe varietyof engineeringdisciplines -- aerospace,biomedical,civil &environmental, computerscience,electrical,materialsscience andmechanical -- plusrelatedtopicsinchemistryand physics.Fieldtripstosee engineeringatareabusinessesandteamprojectssupplementthe classroom activities.Eachsessionislimitedto50 students. The Bridge andGatewaycampsare residentialcamps and the Entry camp isa 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.daycamp witha Sundayeveningorientationsessionanda Fridayeveningawards session. The programfeescoveraparticipant'smeals,housing(if applicable), insurance,projectmaterialsandactivities. UniversityofHouston College ofEngineering http://www.egr.uh.edu/grade/?e=eligibility G.R.A.D.E.CAMP isa week-longdayprogramdesignedspecificallyforentering8thto 12th grade girls whowant to findoutwhatengineeringisall aboutthrough"hands-on"experience.G.R.A.D.E.CAMP emphasizescareerexposureratherthancareerchoice,soyou can come justto experiencesomething new. Texas Tech University http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/wssp/index.php Since 1991, TexasTech has beenone of five sites tocoordinate the RobertA.WelchFoundation's summerresearchcourse forbrightand talentedhighschool students.EachJune,tentofourteenhigh school juniorsandseniorsspendtwenty-nineprogramdaysinan intensive course inbasicchemical research.The WelchSummerScholarProgramis highlycompetitive,withmanystudentsscoringinthe top 1% of theirgraduatingclassand withseveral perfectSATscoresamongthe more than150 applicants,annually.