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ERIC Number: ED328121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-18
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Minority High School Student Research Apprentice Program.
Smith, Elske
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Coll. of Humanities and Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia (Richmond)