HU-HHMI 2013 Prefreshman Summer Program
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 12, 2013.
The HU-HHMI Prefreshman 5-week fully paid residential summer program was originally designed for incoming freshmen students interested in biology, computer science, or mathematics. However, prospective engineering students will also be accepted into the program to work in a cross-disciplinary environment to facilitate learning and discovery at the intersection of the newly emerging areas of biology. First, the students will focus on the biological, computational, mathematical and engineering dimensions of the DNA double helix. After learning about, and engaging in some of the basic activities of molecular biology, students will be introduced to cutting-edge sciences like genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, systems biology, synthetic biology and chemical biology. Professors with knowledge of interdisciplinary teaching will engage students by using inquiry-based approaches.
The program begins on Friday June 21, 2013 and ends on Friday July 26, 2013. The primary goal is to increase the number of students pursuing graduate training leading to Ph.D. degrees and careers at the intersection of biology, computer science, mathematics and engineering. Fifteen students will be selected by the Selection Committee based on 1) grade point average; 2) letters of recommendations, and 3) one-page personal statement with career goals. This program covers room, board and tuition. Each student will be expected to pay for his or her travel to and from the University. Upon completion of the program, students will receive 6 academic credits and those returning to Hampton University will receive a small stipend.
Only students who have been accepted by Hampton University and made a commitment to attend in the Fall 2013 semester will be considered for this program.
If you are interested in participating in this very exciting program, please complete and submit an application via email or regular mail no later than June 12, 2013. Acceptance notification letters will be emailed on or before June 15, 2013.
For additional information, contact Dr. Edison Fowlks: email@example.com