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2014-15 Academic Year | 2014 Summer Program


How to Apply for the 2014-15 Academic Year

The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) is a selective program for high school students who have exceptional talent in the sciences and mathematics. The TSSP will hold classes at Tulane on Saturday mornings during the 2014-2015 academic year. Each course follows one of two formats: 8 contact hours meeting on 2 Saturdays ($100 fee) or 12 contact hours meeting on 3 Saturdays ($150 fee). Instructors are science, mathematics, and engineering faculty members and graduate students who are actively engaged in research. Courses will involve a combination of lecture and hands-on experience. The choice of courses for this year are:

  • Hummingbird Behavior: Up Close and Personal
  • The Brain on Steroids: How Does It React?
  • Why We Get Sick
  • Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?

Course descriptions are available here.  Each course has either $100 or $150 fee depending on number of contact hours. Need-based scholarships are available through the generosity of the Bruce J. Heim Foundation and an anonymous donor. A separate additional application is required and will be sent upon request.

The TSSP is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Nominees should be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (or in an exceptional case 9th) in the fall of 2014 and have a strong interest in science and mathematics. The TSSP will select a maximum of 50 students for the program. The selection of students will be based upon the following information:

  1. Student Essay
  2. Teacher Recommendation
  3. School Transcript

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should consult with your science teacher, math teacher, or guidance counselor for a recommendation. The application is available online here.  After the application is completed, you will be asked to upload your essay.  The teacher recommendation form is available here. The teacher recommendation form is to be completed and returned directly to the TSSP.  Questions may be addressed to tssp@tulane.edu.


Applications are due December 5, 2014.  Apply now!

Acceptance will be announced by December 16, 2014.

2014-2015 Academic Year Program Announcement »

2014-2015 Academic Year Program Online Application »

2014-2015 Academic Year Program Teacher Recommendation Form (will be updated soon) »

 


How to Apply for the 2014 Summer Program

The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) is a selective program for high school students who have exceptional talent in the sciences and mathematics.  This year's summer program includes three courses: Basic Neuroscience with Laboratory, Materials Camp: The Science of Electronic and Bio Materials, Exploring Psychology, and The Behaving Brain.  More information about these courses is available here.

The TSSP is now accepting applications for the 2014 summer program. Applicants should currently be in the 10th or 11th grade (in an extraordinary case, a 9th grader will be considered) and have a strong interest in science and mathematics. The selection of students will be based upon the following information:

  1. Student Essay
  2. Teacher Recommendation
  3. School Transcript

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should consult with your science teacher, math teacher, or guidance counselor for a recommendation. The application is available online here.  After the application is completed, you will be asked to upload your essay.  The teacher recommendation form is available here. The teacher recommendation form is to be completed and returned directly to the TSSP.  Questions may be addressed to tssp@tulane.edu.


Applications will be accepted until each course is full.  Apply now!


Acceptance will be announced by April 18, 2014.


2014 Summer Program Announcement »

2014 Summer Program Online Application »

2014 Summer Program Teacher Recommendation Form »

 

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