STEM Academy: Science & Medicine
Dates: June 10-16, 2017
This academically intensive, six-day, residential summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors is designed to directly involve students in hands-on inquiry, discovery, creativity and research across a broad array of disciplines that impact medicine and the health professions. Academy scholars will be exposed to basic, clinical and translational research.
During the academy, scholars will engage with USF's internationally-recognized faculty in a variety of world-class facilities housed in USF's College of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Public Health, College of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, and Moffitt Cancer Center.
To help the scholars understand the importance of the liberal arts and creativity in critical thinking and problem solving, they will work in groups to develop a creative solution to a Grand Challenge Problem related to a topical health area. The academy will culminate with a closing program where each group of scholars presents their creative solutions through performance to parents, academy staff, and USF faculty and administrators.
Learning Outcomes:Scholars admitted to the program will:
- Learn the practice, process and philosophy of research as it relates to basic and clinical medicine
- Be exposed to a broad range of laboratory settings
- Visit USF research centers and network with USF faculty
- Develop professional skills including time management, interpersonal interaction and learning skills
- Present a project connecting the arts, humanities, science and engineering for applications in medicine
- Write a career and educational development plan to prepare for undergraduate and graduate studies
Cost:$1,450 and includes:
- Accommodations in Maple Residence Hall
- All Meals
- Academic instruction and program oversight by USF faculty
- Branded STEM Academy lab coat and all supplies
- Field Trips
Program Type: Non-Credit
How to Apply:
Open to rising high school juniors and seniors.
- Fill out an Interest Form to receive more information on the program.
- Complete your application now!
May 15, 2017
For more information:
Email us - InEd-PreCollege@usf.edu