High School Summer Research Exposure Program
June 4 - July 13, 2018
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine,
2018 On-line Applications Are Now Open!
Application Deadline: March 30th, 2018
In keeping with the Institute's goal to promote STEM education, inspire and encourage young people to consider advanced education and careers in biomedical research, WFIRM has initiated a new opportunity for high school students to learn more about the promising field of regenerative medicine. For a period of six weeks during the summer, selected high school students will increase their familiarity with the scientific process and the cutting-edge field of regenerative medicine as they engage in hands-on regenerative research by working with WFIRM researchers and their teams. High school students also participate in a range of special workshops, seminars and other educational opportunities to help prepare them for post-secondary education and future careers in biomedical research.
What is the Objective of the SREP program?
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Summer Research Exposure Program (SREP) provides multi-disciplinary education and research exposure opportunities for high school students (ages 16 to 18) and a unique opportunity to enhance their understanding of regenerative medicine research, research tools and techniques. The SREP provides students with educational and hands-on research experiences designed to increase their familiarity with the scientific process and to stimulate interest in advanced education and careers in STEM fields and multidisciplinary regenerative medicine research in a friendly and nurturing environment.
Benefits of Program – Academic, Social and Personal
- Participate in regenerative medicine research with WFIRM faculty, students and staff in a strong team-based environment
- Gain unique hands-on research experience and skill development
- Attend the annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course as well as special seminars and weekly research meetings
- Meet and network with peers and near-peers who have similar interests and goals
- Heighten and inspire interest and academic confidence in STEM disciplines
- Become more competitive when applying to undergraduate schools in the STEM disciplines
How to Apply
The application period for the 2018 High School Summer Research Exposure Program (SREP) at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is NOW OPEN. The program runs June 4th to July 13th, 2018 and is designed for students, ages 16 to 18. All application materials, including the on-line application form and materials within the High School Application Packet must have been received by the March 30th, 2018 application deadline. All applicants will be notified on May 1st, 2018.
You can download the 2018 High School Application Packet to begin reviewing the application process. Following completion of the on-line application, complete each form included in the packet and mail completed packet to Joan F. Schanck, MPA, Director of the High School Summer Research Exposure Program, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-7290. Online application and packet to the 2018 summer program must be received no later than 5 p.m. on March 30th, 2018. All applicants will be notified on May 1st, 2018.
Complete the Online Application
Download the 2017 High School Application Packet
Following completion of the on-line application, complete each form included in the packet and mail completed packet to:
Joan F. Schanck
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-7290.
Online application and packet to the 2018 summer program must be received no later than 5 p.m. on March 30th, 2018. All applicants will be notified on or before May 1st, 2018.
A completed application packet includes:
If you are selected to participate in the 2018 SREP at WFIRM you will be responsible for providing immunization records and documentation of a TB skin test by May 8th, 2018.
Meet our 2017 High School Summer Research Participants
>> Click to view the 2017 High School Participant's Mentor List