Toxicology, Health & Environmental Disease
High School Summer Program
The Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute announces the 2014 Toxicology, Health & Environmental Disease (THED) High School Summer Program. THED is a highly intensive program requiring active involvement of participants. Students will participate in a variety of laboratory activities such as DNA isolation, PCR, cell culture, gel electrophoresis, enzyme activity measurement, and microscope slide staining, in addition to discussions about careers in medicine, pharmacy, toxicology, environmental science, and research. This summer program is open to highly motivated high school students interested in the biomedical and environmental sciences, entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2014. Participants must have completed at least one high school biology course.
This non-residential program will be held in two one-week sessions: Session 1 runs from Jul 21-25, 2014 and Session 2 runs from Jul 28 to Aug 1, 2014. The program takes place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on the Busch Campus at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. Students must be available for the entire one-week period. The non-refundable course fee of $750 covers tuition, instructional manuals, materials, safety equipment, and all laboratory supplies. Half the fee will be due within 2 weeks of acceptance into the program and the remainder due on June 18, 2014. Housing and transportation are not provided. Students should bring lunch each day or be prepared to purchase lunch at a campus facility. Some financial assistance may be available for students that can demonstrate they require needs-based aid.
Applications to the program must be submitted as a single packet that includes:
1. The completed application form
2. A student essay of approximately 200 words explaining their interest in biomedical or environmental laboratory research
3. One letter of recommendation from a classroom teacher or guidance counselor addressing the student’s scholastic abilities, responsibility, and commitment
4. High school transcripts or report cards
This program is competitive and limited to 24 students per session. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and priority will be given to applications received before March 15, 2014.
Application packets should be mailed to:
Ms. Elizabeth Rossi
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
170 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854