Jackson Laboratory Summer Research Program

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 Deadline: 

February 2, 2014
   

Start Date: 

June 7, 2014
   

Duration: 

9 Weeks, June 7 - August 11, 2014
   

Location: 

Bar Harbor, Maine
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

Students learn how to conduct research by working on an independent, original project under the mentorship of a research scientist. With guidance from their mentor, students design the project, implement the research plan, analyze the data, and report the research results (orally and in writing). Techniques and fundamentals of biology are taught because this knowledge is essential in research, but the emphasis in this program is on methods of discovery and communication of new knowledge, not on the mastery of established facts. On the final day of the program, students present their results at the annual Summer Student Symposium, which is attended by their mentors, peers, and parents. An objective of the Summer Student Program is that research experience acquired during participation in the program will enable high school students to enrich the science curriculum at their high schools. Eight major areas can be described as the research focus of TJL: cancer; bioinformatics and computational biology; developmental biology; immunology and hematology; metabolic diseases; neurobiology and sensory deficits; genomics; and resource-related research.
   

Benefits: 

$4,500 stipend, round-trip travel, room and board

   

Major(s): 

Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Dr. Randy Smith
Education Office, The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Email: summerstudents@jax.org

 

Program Website: 

http://education.jax.org/summerstudent/index.html
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