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Howard Hughes Biomedical
Summer Science Program

2012 Summer Program Information
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The Biomedical Summer Science Career Exploration Program is a two week non-residential program organized around the examination of a specific health care issue of particular interest to the African American community (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc).

Participants will learn about the community of experts that form the particular study by taking advantage of the environment of scientists, practitioners, policy makers and regulatory specialist in the area.

The program will involve lab based investigative activities, review of scientific journals and attendance of scientific lectures on Spelman’s campus. The program will also include field trips to local research/clinical facilities.

Program Dates
June 4-15, 2011

Eligibility

Applicants must be rising 12th graders enrolled in an accredited high school program, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated an interest in science and mathematics.

An official transcript and teacher recommendation forms must accompany the online application for applications to be considered complete. Attendance and full participation are essential for achievement of program goals.

Students may not participate in other summer activities or programs concurrently with the two-week HHMI program. Participants in the 2012 Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Career Exploration Program must have residential accommodations in the Metropolitan Atlanta area.

The program is not responsible for providing housing accommodations or transportation costs to the program.

Recommendations

Confidential recommendation forms from both mathematics and a science teacher are required. The recommendation forms will be accepted by mail only. Applications without both recommendations are incomplete and will not be considered.

Transcripts

An official transcript should be submitted in an envelope that is sealed and signed by a designated school official. The GPA should be converted to a 4.0 scale or a conversation scale must be included with the transcript.

Transcripts will be accepted by mail only. Applications without an official transcript are incomplete and will not be considered.

Application Deadline

March 2, 2012
(must be postmarked by the deadline)

Notification of Acceptance – March 30, 2012

Applications must be completed online. Official transcripts and recommendations forms will be accepted by mail only.
Please Read: Application Instructions and Checklist

Apply via the Online Application

Recommendation Form (pdf) - You will need to print two copies of this form and mail to the address below in order to complete your application.

Mail recommendations and official transcript to:

Biomedical Summer Science Career Exploration Program
Howard Hughes Program
Spelman College
Biology Department
350 Spelman Lane, SW
P.O. Box 378
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399