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The Science Preparatory Research Opportunities for Underrepresented Teens (SPROUT) Program aims to provide students with low socioeconomic status (SES) early exposure to graduate-level research education, improve the research enterprise through increased diversity, and prepare and recruit passionate students to Temple University’s College of Science and Technology.

This three-month summer research program aims to bring high school students into the labs at Temple University through an engaging series of workshops, events, and mentoring sessions.

Selected participants will be able to work alongside faculty on a topic of their choice, and as compensation for their contributions, will be given a stipend of $1,000 by the end of the program.

Program Highlights:

  • Competitive stipend of $1,000.00
  • Travel assistance (if needed) 
  • One-on-one mentorship from an established investigator  
  • Introduction to graduate-level research
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Higher preference for scholarships if admitted into Temple University

Note: The SPROUT Program will not be in operation for the 2024 year.

Applications: Creation and distribution of applications for high school students and research advisors will be sent via email.  
Interviews: Students advancing to the interview process will be prompted to sign up to interview slots spanning three weeks. Students will be able to meet with potential faculty members.
Announcement of Selection: Students will be notified via email if they will be a part of the program, and connected with mentors. 
Program Start Date: Students are expected to attend orientation with program organizers. 
Educational Webinars: Occur periodically (twice per month) until the conclusion of the program. 
Research Symposium: Will be held in-person. Posterboard presentation, judged and awards provided. 

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