Friday, February 01, 2008

Deadline for GMU High School Student Program: March 3

High school or college students interested in exploring the cutting edge of science and medicine, gaining hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technologies in a university research laboratory, and mentoring with high-profile scientists, are encouraged to apply now for the 2008 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program at George Mason University.

Open to rising high school juniors and seniors and college students, 20 aspiring scientists will be accepted into this highly competitive program. Interested students must be 15-years-old as of June 23. The students will work alongside Mason scientists on timely projects related to proteomic and genomic analysis of cancer and other diseases, antimicrobial drug design, developmental neurobiology, nanotechnology and environmental science. Opportunities may exist for their work to be published in scientific journals or presented at professional conferences. In addition, students will learn about the college application process and career preparation, and meet scientists from varying disciplines during career day seminars.

The application deadline is March 3. For additional information visit the web site at

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