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Opportunity for high school students to be researchers at the University of Calgary over spring break

The STEM Fellowship University of Calgary Branch is coordinating a high school internships program to provide high school students with the unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research at University of Calgary laboratories. This program will take place for five days during high school spring break (March 26-30 or April 2-6, 2018) and will enable students to explore the world of research while gaining confidence in inquiry and writing skills. Students will engage in activities including tours of first-class research facilities, introductions to basic techniques and experiments using state-of-the-art equipment and resources, shadowing of lab personnel and attending lab meetings, seminars and faculty presentations. Students will be mentored by graduate students and will be involved in areas of research including biomechanics, climate change, rheology, nanotechnology, brain stimulation, stem cells, bioinformatics, energy innovation, disease prevention, transplant immunology and more.

 

STEM Fellowship is a national, non-profit, student-run organization that connects and empowers young innovators interested in STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) through mentorship and experiential learning . The main goals of the internship program are to encourage passion for multidisciplinary scientific inquiry and to help students who are interested in research develop the necessary skills to actualize this goal. The internship program also aims to target students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM pursuits.

 

This year’s available host labs, and the student application form can be found here: http://stemfellowship.org/calgary-internships/ There is no cost to participate in the program.Please share this opportunity with students who would benefit from this internship. This program is perfect for any grade 10, 11 or 12 student with an interest in scientific research. Feel free to stemfellowshipucalgary@gmail.com if you have any questions about the program or the application process.