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    • Summer Research Programs for Texas High School Students<br />USRA Education Programs<br />http://www.epo.usra.edu/programs/cep/high_school/<br />The Career Exploration Program (CEP) provides high school seniors and college students with internship opportunities within the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). These internships encourage students to complete their college education, guide them to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related career fields, and equip them with valuable job skills that will help them to succeed in the workplace.<br />University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio<br />Student Internship Program <br />http://www.uthscsa.edu/outreach/summer.asp<br />A year-round program for high school, college, premed or pre-Ph.D. students designed to provide an intensive, hands-on, discovery-rich, creative and interdisciplinary research experience. This is a unique experience in learning and interdisciplinary research, with senior investigators serving as mentors and role models. Trainees will have opportunities to work in one of three broad areas: immunology, molecular pathogenesis, or genetics/clinical epidemiology. Current areas of investigation are HIV/AIDS, atherosclerosis, bone disease, neurobiology, lupus, and alcoholism. For inquiries contact Dr. Sunil Ahuja along with updated resume/CV including GPA, a personal statement, and a note about long-term goals via e-mail ahujas@uthscsa.edu<br />Rice Summer Academy for High School Students<br />http://ibb.rice.edu/outreach.cfm<br />The Hamill Foundation and   HYPERLINK " http://www.hhmi.rice.edu/" " _self" HHMI-funded Rice Summer Academy for High School Students currently consists of two well-established summer internship programs - The Science Academy of South Texas Summer Intern Program and The Milby Science Institute/YES College Preparatory School Summer Intern Programs.  Both of these summer programs for high school seniors have been ongoing for over 10 years and are currently sponsored and administered by the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering.  Click here to view the Summer Academy for High School Students brochures.<br />The Science Academy of South Texas Summer Intern Program is a joint effort between Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and South Texas Independent School District to provide enhancement opportunities for the South Texas Academy, a magnet science and technology school in Mercedes, Texas serving Grades 9-12.  This school district covers the three counties of the Rio Grande Valley and provides exceptional programs for their students.  The purpose of the program is to expose the participating students to the college experience and to give them an idea of what the various science and engineering fields encompass.<br />The Milby Science Institute/YES College Preparatory School Summer Intern Programs is a joint effort between Rice and the Houston Independent School District to aid Milby, an inner city school, in its magnet science program.  This high school enrolls over 3,300 students, 94% from underrepresented minority groups.  In 2002, ten students from the YES (Youth Engaged in Service) College Preparatory School joined eleven students from Milby.  The 2003 program included ten students from Milby and thirteen from YES.<br />YES serves Grades 6-12.  The school, which graduated its first class in June 2001, consists of predominately Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students and offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.  Parents and students all sign a Contract of Commitment to do " Whatever It Takes" to successfully matriculate to and graduate from a four-year college or university.  Every student is required to gain admittance to a college or university in order to receive a high school diploma. <br />During their stay at Rice, the Milby/YES interns live in one of the residential colleges (dorms) during their stay here so they are immersed in the culture of " college life." <br />University of Texas Medical Branch<br />http://www.utmb.edu/oeo/Student_Programs/SummerResearchProgram/summer_program.htm<br />PROGRAM DESCRIPTION - - Research Team Placement: The core of this experience is placement of each student for eight weeks in an ongoing research team. Under the guidance of a faculty preceptor, the student will learn research skills in order to contribute to the overall effort. The preceptor will give the student an overview of the goals and methods of the research effort.<br />Skills and techniques a student may learn include starting and maintaining cell cultures, extraction and purification of various bimolecular, electrophoresis, chromatography, light and electron microscopy, electrophysiology, data analysis using a microcomputer, and other biochemical assays and molecular biology techniques. <br />Baylor University<br />http://www.baylor.edu/summerscience/<br />Students are selected each year from high schools throughout the United States to be involved in this summer research program, which allows them to earn one semester hour of college credit. It is hoped that this experience will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science disciplines. Many former participants have successfully entered challenging undergraduate programs throughout the nation, including those at Baylor. The HSSSRP offers students an excellent opportunity to experience Baylor as they begin to consider which college they want to attend.<br />Southwestern Medical Center<br />http://www8.utsouthwestern.edu/vgn/images/portal/cit_56417/29/22/429939Ann08.pdf<br />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 experiences in 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 highlights of their experience to classmates at their home campus during their senior year.<br />University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center<br />http://www.mdanderson.org/prof_education/healthscience/display.cfm?id=e26d75e9-70b6-483e-9b3aa3c11f8123c8&method=displayfull<br />Students selected for the program are given a rare opportunity to conduct a research project in one of the biomedical disciplines under the guidance of a full-time member of the M. D. Anderson faculty. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the basic principles that form a foundation for scientific investigation. <br />During the program, students work in M. D. Anderson laboratories five days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The majority of this time is spent doing actual hands-on work that provides the students with a clear knowledge of exactly what it means to be a biomedical researcher as well as an understanding of the discipline required.<br />The laboratory experience is supplemented by two seminars a week presented by faculty on a wide variety of research topics. Students also tour M. D. Anderson and the Texas Medical Center facilities to see ongoing activities in different areas.<br />At the end of the program, each student will prepare an oral and written report of his or her activities for presentation to fellow students and their research sponsors.<br />SMU Engineering Camp for Girls<br />http://engr.smu.edu/parents/precollege_campgirls.html<br />Have fun and learn how engineers make our lives better!<br />Check out college and engineering one week this summer at the SMU Engineering Camp for Girls. The camp is designed for girls entering grades 8-12 in the fall of 2008 to explore engineering through hands-on, interactive projects and tours. <br />Gain hands-on, engineering experience through team projects<br />Learn about careers in engineering from female professionals<br />Learn about different types of engineering through tours<br />Explore SMU’s campus<br />Make new friends who share your interest in math, science and engineering!<br />University of Texas at Austin<br />http://www.engr.utexas.edu/eoe/MITE/index.cfm<br />MITE is a free, five-day residential program that presents current sophomores and juniors (2007-08 academic year) with the opportunity to discover engineering through hands-on experiences and interactions with engineering students, faculty, staff and alumni.<br />MITE is open to students with strong interests in engineering, science or math. Fifty students from throughout the state of Texas will be selected to attend each session.<br />Outstanding African American, Hispanic and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome any social or economic hardship are strongly encouraged to apply. All students are welcome to apply.<br />University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering<br />http://www.uta.edu/engineering/summercamps/<br />The Engineering and Computer Science Camps are one week camps designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the variety of engineering disciplines -- aerospace, biomedical, civil & environmental, computer science, electrical, materials science and mechanical -- plus related topics in chemistry and physics. Field trips to see engineering at area businesses and team projects supplement the classroom activities. Each session is limited to 50 students.  The Bridge and Gateway camps are residential camps and the Entry camp is a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. day camp with a Sunday evening orientation session and a Friday evening awards session.  The program fees cover a participant's meals, housing (if applicable), insurance, project materials and activities.<br />University of Houston College of Engineering<br />http://www.egr.uh.edu/grade/?e=eligibility<br />G.R.A.D.E. CAMP is a week-long day program designed specifically for entering 8th to 12th grade girls who want to find out what engineering is all about through " hands-on" experience. G.R.A.D.E. CAMP emphasizes career exposure rather than career choice, so you can come just to experience something new.<br />Texas Tech University<br />http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/wssp/index.php<br />Since 1991, Texas Tech has been one of five sites to coordinate the Robert A. Welch Foundation's summer research course for bright and talented high school students. Each June, ten to fourteen high school juniors and seniors spend twenty-nine program days in an intensive course in basic chemical research. The Welch Summer Scholar Program is highly competitive, with many students scoring in the top 1% of their graduating class and with several perfect SAT scores among the more than 150 applicants, annually.<br />