The STEM Fellowship University of Calgary Branch coordinated a high school internships program that provided high school students with the unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research at University of Calgary laboratories for a week during spring break. Students participated 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 were mentored by graduate students and involved in areas of research including biomechanics, climate change, rheology, nanotechnology, brain stimulation, stem cells, bioinformatics, energy innovation, disease prevention, transplant immunology and more. The internship program targeted students from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM pursuits and reserved 50% of seats for these students.
STEM Fellowship is a national, non-profit, student-run organization that connects and empowers young innovators interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through mentorship and experiential learning. The University of Calgary branch also organizes scholarly writing and research workshops, networking events and presentations by STEM professionals. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about this club!