Each summer the Buck Institute for Research on Aging provides a seven-week research internship to prepare local high school students for careers in biomedical and Geroscience research. With up to 20 research mentors participating, students have the opportunity to explore research involving the aging process and aging-related diseases. Through mentorship in their lab, students develop the skills and background necessary to pursue research science.
Summer Scholars Biology Research Immersion Program
Through mentorship in their lab, students develop the skills and background necessary to pursue research science. Students are encouraged to visit Buck Institute faculty websites to read about the research being conducted at the Buck and to indicate an area of interest when applying for the program.
Participate in cutting edge research at the Buck Institute
Attend weekly meetings to receive mentorship, review laboratory notebooks, discuss data and delineate goals and expectations
Attend a course on the responsible conduct of research
Complete a course on laboratory/radiation safety that teaches valuable skills and ensures safety while in the lab
Participate in an end-of-summer research symposium
Prepare a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation at the completion of their research and from that a large-format poster.
A Poster presentation and celebration for students, families, teachers, mentors and faculty will take place on the last day of the internship at the Buck In