Secondary Student Training Program
- Iowa City, IA
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At these research-based summer STEM programs, students have an incredible opportunity to build their academic research skills alongside faculty mentors.
There are residential and online programs available, both of which offer three college credits.
No matter the format, students choose from a robust variety of research areas. There are 22 options available for on-campus students that include everything from pathology to business analytics to neurology. Online students have fewer choices–seven, to be exact. Accordingly, students can delve into biomedical engineering, religious studies, or physics & astronomy, among others. All students spend approximately seven hours per day in their research groups and also must attend evening seminars.
To the best of their ability, program coordinators try to pair students and mentors with similar interest areas. Additionally, the program culminates with a poster presentation.
Acceptance into these STEM summer programs is highly competitive. To that end, students must submit essays, transcripts, and recommendations. They should also have strong academic performance as well as solid writing skills.