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STEM Ed Announcement: Engineering the Cell for High School Girls

This is a UMass Amherst program
 Contact information is below.
 UMass Professor Shelly Peyton will again be offering her Engineering
 the Cell summer program for two high school women, preferably who will
 be entering their junior year in the fall of 2015. Professor Peyton is
 ideally looking for underperforming students that will gain the most
 from such an experience (e.g., not your straight A students!).
 Engineering the Cell is a summer program in the Peyton lab,
 exclusively for high school women. Students will spend five weeks in
 the lab, learning about how engineers can make a difference in cancer
 research, working directly with Dr. Peyton and graduate students, and
 learning how to do cutting edge science.  They will also receive a
 small stipend. This program is generously sponsored by a grant awarded
 to the Peyton lab from the National Science Foundation and the
 National Cancer Institute.
 The program will run from July 13th to August 14th, from approximately
 9-4pm M-F, and students must be able to provide their own
 transportation. Lunch will be provided.
 The emphasis is not to reach the most academically advanced students,
 but to reach those students with interest that will most benefit from
 the opportunity. Benefits may include mentorship, a needed .leg up. in
 applying for colleges and scholarships, improved self-esteem, and
 similar factors.
 Additional information and the 2015 application are available at:
 Dr. Paula Sturdevant Rees
 Director, Water Resources Research Center
 Director, Diversity Programs, College of Engineering
 Blaisdell House, 113 Grinell Way
 University of Massachusetts
 Amherst, MA 01003
 128 Marston Hall, College of Engineering
 University of Massachusetts
 Amherst, MA 01003

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