EARLY INVESTIGATOR HIGH SCHOOL
STEM CELL ACADEMY PROGRAM
10am to 2.00pm. Monday to Friday
Total hours: 20
July 9th - 13th (12 places available)
August 6th - 10th (12 places available)
The EiHS Stem Cell Academy is an introductory five-day course that explores the exciting science of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Designed for entry-level scientists, this innovative program provides foundational training in bioscience techniques and essential principles in human stem cell biology. Participating students study the three-major human stem cell systems – adult, cancer and pluripotent, through laboratory classes and engaging college-level lectures covering the science, history and ethics of stem cell research. They learn modern skills used by a variety of bioscience professions, working hands-on in a biotech laboratory with cancer, neural and induced pluripotent stem cells.
Each day of the program focuses on a different aspect of stem cell biology, taking students on a stimulating journey from basic discovery to therapeutic translation. Course participants are also introduced to independent research skills, during "stem cell fact or fiction" - an interactive lecture-discussion which demonstrates real-life methods for finding published research and applying scientific data to debunk stem cell myths. The program ends with a career development seminar focusing on the many career paths available to bioscientists, led by science professionals with academic and industry experience.
Set in an entrepreneurial industry setting, the EiHS Stem Cell Academy enables students to gain experience for their college resumes while also building social and professional work skills. This unique course is suited to any motivated science student with an interest in learning more about stem cell research and its current real-world application.
COURSE CURRICULUM DAY BY DAY
Day 1: Introduction to stem cell biology and stem cell culture techniques
Day 2: Cancer stem cells
Day 3: Pluripotent stem cells
Day 4: Adult stem cells
Day 5: Application of human stem cells in research, medicine and therapy / Independent research skills
$999 per student
(Tuition is charged to cover salary, supply and laboratory costs. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualifying students. Contact us at info@stemcellpath for more information).
What our Students Say
Students Attending the EiHS Stem Cell Academy (Below)
Stem Cell Academy is an introductory course, suited to science enthusiasts who are interested in learning more about human stem cell research in a professional laboratory with a relaxed learning environment. To fully benefit from this course you must excel in high school science and feel comfortable working in groups with other students .
To be eligible for the program you must be:
To apply to the EiHS Stem Cell Academy please complete an application form using our online system.
When selecting students for the Stem Cell Academy we consider all components of the online application equally. Eligible students are accepted on a rolling basis up to the posted deadline.
"Bobby’s participation in the EIHS program ranks as a key highlight of his high school experience. He was able to work directly with Dr. Gregor Adams and his team, investigating the impact of knocking out the gene SDF1 in stromal cells. This was not only a professional, but a personal quest—Bobby’s uncle, one of my younger brothers, had been diagnosed with an unusual cancer the year before, and so Bobby felt a deep connection on multiple levels to the work. He proved an enthusiastic and active participant in the laboratory, where he did hands-on research.
Dr. Fox and her team have put together an incredible program that offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to be involved in significant, cutting-edge work. Our son’s experience at EIHS was transformative. He not only learned valuable laboratory research skills—he gained a true appreciation for the importance of collaboration in research and its enormous potential to save lives, and he is now inspired to do more".
“Young people learn science best by doing science; there is no substitute for authentic research. Four years ago, we felt honored and privileged to help shape the EiHS program, and to send a few Harvard-Westlake aspiring scientists to the inaugural summer session. During the ensuing summers, about a dozen of our students have participated in EiHS research, and for every one of them it was a transformative experience, one that shaped their perception of the nature of scientific inquiry and strengthened their desire to become scientists.”
"Our students struggle each day in making it to school because of the demographics and the city in which they live. What keeps them going is their education, which they have embraced knowing that it will lead to a better life in the future.
The excitement and encouragement that comes from being part of hands-on scientific research is an overwhelming experience for my students. My students have definitely been inspired by the EiHS Stem Cell Research Program and most of the parents at our school are also excited about the opportunity. All of the Lifeline students that have graduated from the program have been inspired to attend a university or college"
"EiHS is transforming the inner city youth through its two-week program, which enables all students, regardless of socioeconomic considerations, to create beating cardiac tissue. And the eight-week Research Internship Program not only creates future scientists, but also motivates those students in their application to the finest universities in the country. In the premier state for Stem Cell research, EiHS is now the authority and premier brand in stem cell education. For our family: philanthropy well spent."
The EiHS Stem Cell Internship Program enables a group of very well-rounded high school students to have the opportunity to be part of a research team investigating new issues in science. Personally, I believe that it was a fascinating once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which changed my life for the better. During the first week of training in the Stem Cell Core facility we were introduced to different techniques and procedures that will helps us through the course. I learned and got to witness very interesting things which shaped my future career path. Additionally, during the program we were placed with our respected mentors. They guided us in our projects, and helped my feel more certain about the school and work I want to do in the future.
It was experience that I will never forget. It gave me a view on a lot of things that I never even knew existed. I give a special thanks to Dr. Victoria Fox who has given me the opportunity to be a part of this unforgettable experience.
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