Summer Programs for Undergraduates, High School Students and Teachers
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers a variety of summer programs for undergraduate students seeking research experiences in the Biological Sciences. Several summer programs utilizes a single application which permits students to select up to three programs in which to apply.
This summer program provides research experience for rising sophomores and juniors in science major.
Students spend 8 weeks at the HSC in San Antonio from June 3, 2013 to July 26, 2013. Each student receives a $3000 stipend for living expenses and housing is provided. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.
Email Babatunde O. Oyajobi, Ph.D. for more information. Phone: (210)567-0909.
The Department of Pharmacology has a ten-week summer research program that will run June 3, 2013 to August 9, 2013. The summer program offers participants a variety of experiences that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive doctoral programs. Participants will have research responsibilities, attend seminars, actively participate in a student journal club and take part in formal course work. Prior research experience is not necessary, and students of all undergraduate levels are encouraged to apply. The program offers opportunities for students to return for a second summer to continue the research conducted in the first summer fellowship, or to carry out research in a different laboratory. Summer research assistants will receive $3,000 to help defray the cost of participation in the program. This amount, intended to cover the cost of lodging and meals, will be divided into two payments , which will be distributed at the first of July and the first of August. On-campus housing is not available at UTHSCSA; however, the department will work with summer participants to find appropriate housing.
Visit the following website for more information.
This eight week research program is designed for highly motivated college undergraduate students with a keen interest in research careers in biomedical science. The Department of Physiology offers an exciting and diverse array of research areas, geared toward understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of human physiology. We seek to understand how these factors influence whole organism physiology using a number of novel model systems and cutting edge technologies. Must be a student in an undergraduate science degree program (U.S. institutions only). Must have successfully completed one year in an undergraduate degree program to include at least general biology and/or introductory chemistry. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Send an email message to request an application.
In partnership with St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and University of the Incarnate Word, START-UP offers a unique 2 year opportunity for students interested in pursuing a PhD in the neurosciences.
For more information, visit the START-UP website.
An intensive introduction to dental academics with a hands-on laboratory research experience in basic or clinic research. Accepted students will participate in the program during their dental education, with research conducted on the UTHSCSA campus during June and July.
Email Gloria Abdin or give her a call at 210-567-3167.
This annual event is held the first Saturday in November and offers high school and collegiate students the opportunity to explore through hands on demonstrations, opportunities in the health professions programs offered at the Health Science Center.
Pre-registration is required. Limited number of students will be allowed to attend, so early registration is essential.
Registration deadline is October 15th. Email Dr. Irene Chapa.
The vision of the Max and Minnie Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy is to provide an immersive biomedical research education and college preparatory program for San Antonio high school students. The Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy will partner the very best high school freshman students from the San Antonio and surrounding school districts with outstanding biomedical scientists from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio to promote excellence in scholarship and biomedical research training for a 3 year period. In year 1, the Academy will consist of an immersive hands-on 7-week summer research program, in addition to participation in a number of special research oriented activities throughout the academic year. In years 2 and 3, students will participate in an 8-10 week, faculty-mentored research experience. Students will be supported through stipends during the summers of the program and parental involvement is also required.
The 7-week program will begin in June 2014. Application deadline is February 3, 2014.
For more information, visit the Voelcker website.
A year-round program for high school, college, premed, or pre-PhD 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 an updated resume/CV including GPA, a personal statement, and a note about long-term goals via email.
Email Dr. Sunil Ahuja for more information.
This class is only open to students in the San Antonio Northside ISD students who have completed PreAP Chemistry, have at least one year of high school remaining, and are willing to commit to an 8-hour-a-day research assignment for 8 weeks in June and July. Teacher recommendations and a student essay are required for the application. Applications are accepted during the spring term for placement in the summer program. Selected students will be assigned a mentor from the faculty at UTHSCSA. The students will meet once a week as a class to discuss the research process and are expected to keep a lab journal, write research abstracts, and present their research to the class at the end of the summer. Students will present their research both orally and written to their home school during the ensuing school year. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an elective honors science research credit. No stipend is provided.
Email Roy Baldwin, Director, for more information.
We are recruiting 10 experienced science teachers with 5-to-15 years of classroom experience. They will be randomized into control/intervention groups with 5 teachers per group for summer 2010 through Spring 2012. A second group will be recruited for a repeat of the trial summer 2012 through Spring 2014. This program is sponsored by the National Center for Research Resources.
Visit Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) (or Google Positively Aging). This website contains nearly 400 FREE downloadable health science lessons with cross-disciplinary components, games, teacher resources, student masters, and more.
Email Linda Pruski, Educational Development Specialist, or call her at 210-567-2747, for more information.