Looking for an exciting way to spend the summer? Texas Tech offers high school students the opportunity to conduct research in the sciences and humanities in a variety of programs.
The Clark Scholars Program, created by endowment from the Anson L. Clark Foundation, is an intensive seven-week summer research program for highly qualified high school juniors and seniors. Though closely linked with research in the biological sciences, the program enables gifted students to research not only the sciences and mathematics, but in the humanities and fine arts as well.
Students from around the nation are eligible to apply for the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with outstanding faculty mentors in a research-intensive setting. Students develop critical thinking abilities and career goals while participating in weekly seminars, field trips, and other engaging and fun activities. Scholars receive a $750 tax-free stipend and room and board.
Approximately 12 scholars are selected from a highly competitive pool each year.
The Welch Summer Scholars Program, sponsored by the Robert A. Welch Foundation, is a five-week summer research program in basic chemical research for talented Texas high school juniors and seniors. Students learn research skills including microchemistry, searching literature, writing scientific papers, and keeping a scientific notebook while engaged in independent research with a faculty mentor.
Each Welch Scholar presents a research poster and completes a formal scientific research paper. The Texas Tech Welch program uses novel chemical education concepts, including the “Chemistry in Your Pocket” undergraduate research program, supported by Texas Instruments.
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This summer educational opportunity is a unique opportunity for high school and college students who are contemplating a career in science and intend to go to graduate or medical school for advanced degrees. You could have the opportunity to participate in laboratory science, be a member of a research team, attend experiment planning and analyses sessions, perform experiments, and/or present your results. You may also have the opportunity to attend major scientific seminars at the host institution. You will learn first hand how top tier biomedical science is accomplished, providing you insight into a career in science.
For high school students making decisions about college, a summer research experience can provide you with invaluable insight into how science is done. This experience can help you decide what type of college you wish to attend (small, large, research-oriented), aid in the college selection process, and strengthen your college application.