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Summer Research Internship

SAT Prep-Academy & Pre-College Summer Research

The SAT Prep Academy and the STEM Pre College Summer Research Internship are joint programs designed to prepare rising high school seniors for successful matriculation into college and to provide hands-on research training for students interested in STEM degree programs.  Programs will generally run from mid June-July for a five-week period each year.  Fifty students will be selected to attend the SAT Prep-Academy being offered at no charge!  Out of the fifty that participate in the SAT Academy,
20 will be invited to participate in Summer research. Students will attend a one-day orientation session to provide information on the FSU pre-college programs (upward Bound, Gear-Up and Teachers Education Pre-College programs) and STEM enrichment programs (FSU-RISE, UCAMS, OpTIMUM, NCLSAMP, UROMS and McNair).  Five STEM faculty members will be selected to serve as research mentors.  Students will be assigned research projects and are expected to complete them within the time period of the internship.  During the year all students will be invited to attend STEM focused activities such as the High School/Middle School Math & Science Family Fun Night and the Annual STEM Research Symposium.  Finally, the ISAS staff will communicate monthly via email withstudents to track academic progress during their senior year.

Eligibility:  High school rising seniors who are interested in science or math as a college major.

Essay:  Applicants must turn in a one page essay indicating career goals and how participating in the Pre-College Summer      Research Internship will benefit in accomplishing those goals.

Program Benefits:  Students will receive a $500 stipend for successfully completing the five-week program.  Meals (provided daily) as well as the cost for field trips and other campus activities will be provided.

Application Process:  Students can obtain an application from the ISAS office located in the Lloyd V. Hackley Honors Hall, Suite 220 or download from the website.  An official copy of students high school transcripts must accompany the application along with two (2) letters of recommendation.  Applications will not be accepted after the deadline!

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