CASPER's Summer High School Scholars Program provides AP high school students access to an inter-disciplinary hands-on research environment. Selected interns are divided into work teams and routed through CASPER's Space Science Lab and Hypervelocity Impacts & Dusty Plasmas Lab, working alongside National Science Foundation undergraduate REU fellows, graduate students, research faculty and schoolteachers funded through the National Science Foundation's RET program. High schoolers experience the HIDPL's meso and nanoscale structure formation lab, diagnostics, laser, and accelerator labs and attend seminars with CASPER leadership focusing on current topics in nanoscale physics, plasma physics or space science.
If you'd like, you can check out past High School Scholars by clicking on the appropriate link.
Potential Research Areas
Current research opportunities are available within any of the research areas listed for the Center.
Brief descriptions of the currently scheduled research areas available for the summer of 2011 can be found at CASPER Professors' Research Interests page.
Eligibility and Selection CriteriaCurrent rising juniors and seniors in high school are eligible. Applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status or any other non-merit factor. Appointment selection is competitive on a national scale and will be based upon the following criteria: (1) career objectives and scientific interest, (2) match of applicant interest with available projects within the Center and (3) letters of recommendation. To apply for the CASPER summer high school program, please contact Dr. Truell Hyde directly at the address given below. A maximum of two Fellows are selected each year.
Baylor High School Summer Science ProgramApplicants can also apply to work within CASPER for the summer by choosing CASPER as their research choice through the Baylor High School Summer Science Program. Please note that this program is independent of the CASPER program described above and has its own application requirements and deadlines. The program is nationally competitive and is operated out of the Office of the Dean of the College of A&S. More information as well as application materials for the Baylor High School Summer Science Program can be found at Baylor University's High School Summer Science Research Fellowship Program.
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