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Toxicology, Health and Environmental Disease (THED) High School Summer Program

The Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute announces the 2018 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 2018. Participants are highly encouraged to have completed at least one high school biology course prior to attending.

This program will be held in two one-week sessions: Session 1 runs from July 16-20, 2018 and Session 2 runs from July 23-27, 2018. The program takes place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Busch Campus at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. Students must be available for the entire one-week period. The non-refundable course fee of $825 covers tuition, instructional manuals, materials, safety equipment, all laboratory supplies and lunch each day. Housing and transportation are not provided. Some financial assistance may be available for students that can demonstrate they require needs-based aid.

Parents seeking additional information about the program should contact:THED@eohsi.rutgers.edu.

Please attach the following when completing the application:

  1. A student essay of approximately 200 words explaining their interest in biomedical or environmental laboratory research
  2. 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.

Click here to fill out the 2018 application. Only online applications will be accepted. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and priority will be given to those applications received before Wednesday, February 28, 2018. You will be notified of your acceptance via email on Friday, March 2, 2018. If your application is not accepted, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted if someone can no longer fill their position. If your application is accepted, you will need to follow instructions in your acceptance email for payment processing. Applications will be considered complete upon receipt and process of payment.

 

Read an article in NIH Environmental Factor about the 2013 THED program.