Student Researchers (SR)
Thirty-two high school students will be selected to participate in the treatment group each year of the project. These selected treatment participants will receive full scholarships to attend a summer residential research program at designated facilities within the College of Education and the School of Medicine. During this inquiry-based, youth-led intensive summer program, SRs will learn to perform hypothesis-driven research, receive instruction and content in STEM/health care, explore a variety of topics in STEM, polish their communication and writing skills, and receive year-round mentoring from upper division UNR Leadership Trainees (LT). Additionally, SR will participate in family-engaged career exploration, community outreach and internship experiences. 64 participants will also be selected as a control group and will receive a gift card for their participation.
Eligibility of applicants is based on the following:
- Northern Nevada high school student
- Entering 11th grade for 2018-2019 school year
- Bilingual in English-Spanish
- 3.0 Grade Point Average
- Interested in STEM-healthcare careers
- Income qualified
- 1st generation (neither parent has graduated from a 4-year college or university)
- Underrepresented minority group
Recruitment will begin in Fall 2018 and consent forms will be posted at that time.