ERIC Number: ED328121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-18
Reference Count: N/A
Minority High School Student Research Apprentice Program.
The Minority High School Student Research Apprentice Program in Richmond, Virginia, aspires to stimulate among minority high school students an interest in pursuing careers in biomedical research and the health professions. Students are paid hourly wages commensurate with what they could earn at summer jobs. Students work with faculty mentors in their laboratories for 8 weeks during the summer, learning how to conduct research and report their findings. For an hour each week, the students also meet with officials representing such other aspects of the university as financial aid, admissions, Honors, and undergraduate education. In addition, students in this program interact with middle- and secondary-school minority students in other programs on campus at the same time: a 2-week urban journalism workshop for minority high school students and a Young Scholars program in mathematics for black seventh graders. This project description outlines student selection, program evaluation results, and funding. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Coll. of Humanities and Sciences.
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; Virginia Commonwealth University; Virginia (Richmond)
Note: This report is one of a group gathered by the AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education. For related documents see HE 024 163-176.