The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) is a selective program for high school students who have exceptional talent in the sciences and mathematics. This program is NOT a residential program. Housing options for TSSP attendees is available here. The refund policy on TSSP courses is with 3 weeks notice - 100% refund, with 2 weeks notice - 50% refund, 1 week notice - 25% refund, and less than a week - no refund. If you have any questions regarding the refund policy, please contact email@example.com.
In addition to the academic year program, a summer program is offered to high school students. The summer program includes the following courses.
This summer session will focus on the field of Neuroscience, which is the study of the brain. Neuroscientists study everything from the electrical activity of individual brain cells to the behavior of animals and people. TSSP students will have the opportunity to learn from the same techniques and equipment that Tulane neuroscientists use in their own research. Lectures are by Tulane faculty and laboratory activities will be supervised by Tulane faculty members and graduate students. The activities will include the following:
The 12 day summer program will be held on Tulane University's campus on Monday July 14th through Friday July 25th, lecture from 10:30-11:30am and laboratory from 12:30-3:00pm. Students will have time for lunch between lecture and lab sessions. This program is offered for three hours of university credit and has a $1250 fee, which is due upon acceptance into the program. Tuition waivers may be available for students demonstrating a high need. A separate additional application is required and will be sent upon request.
This summer session will focus on the field of Materials, which is an interdisciplinary field applying the properties of matter to various areas of science and engineering. This two-week (ten-day) course is intended for high school students who wish to explore and stimulate their interest in the physical and biological sciences. The course consists of rotations between four materials physics and materials science research laboratories in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics. Each rotation combines lectures with hands-on laboratory activities to excite and introduce students to contemporary methods and issues in biomaterials, optics and lasers, superconductivity, and nanotechnology. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating basic principles and active and hands-on student involvement. Laboratory activities will be supervised by Tulane faculty members and their students. Students will:
The 19 day summer program will be held on Tulane University's campus on Monday July 7th through Friday July 25th, lecture from 11:00am-12:30pm and laboratory from 2:00-3:30pm. There will be no laboratory sessions on Fridays. Students will have time for lunch between lecture and lab sessions. This program is offered for three hours of university credit and has a $1250 fee, which is due upon acceptance into the program. Tuition waivers may be available for students demonstrating a high need. A separate additional application is required and will be sent upon request.
In this two week course, we study the molecular basis of behavior by using a mice model to study aggressive behaviors and behaviors denoting anxiety. We will study the estrogen regulation of these behaviors by using chronic and acute estrogen administration to male and female mice. We will test the mice on behavioral apparatuses designed to measure these parameters. In addition, we will examine possible changes in the brain of mice by using Golgi impregnation to study dendritic spines and immunocytochemistry. Students will gain hands-on experience in animal behavioral testing, scoring of behaviors, cell culture, brain dissection and immunocytochemistry. A short lecture module is provided at various points in the course to acquaint students with scientific hypothesis, methodology and data analysis. Undergraduate and graduate mentors, as well as the instructor will assist in all aspects of the course. A small stipend will be offered to students. The dates of the program are TBD from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily on weekdays. For more information, please contact Dr. Nandini Vasudevan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded by: National Science Foundation CAREER grant IOS-1053716 to NV.
TSSP holds classes at Tulane on Saturday mornings during the academic year. Students can take up to two classes in the fall and two classes in the spring. The choice of classes is available on the online application. Each course has 8 contact hours and usually meets on 2-3 Saturdays. There is a $75 fee for each course which is due upon acceptance into the program. Need-based scholarships are available through the generosity of the Bruce J. Heim Foundation, for which a separate additional application is required and will be sent upon request.
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