The Jump Start Program will invite 100 rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long summer science immersion program at the University of Maryland. The program is jointly sponsored by the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
Students considering a career in the sciences will have the opportunity to learn the tools of modern life sciences research and experience the excitement of discovery. In addition to carrying out laboratory investigations, students will participate in seminars and professional development workshops. The program is free for all participants.
There are two sessions (July 11-15 and July 18-22) with three themes planned: Biomedical Science, Forensic Science and Animal Behavior & Physiology. Each one-week session runs 9AM – 4PM Monday through Friday.
For more information and to apply, visit the Summer 2011 Jump Start Program website.