The SUPERS@PENN program was established in 2009 to provide summer research training and experience for rising college Juniors and Seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research related to radiation sciences.
Radiation interacts with biological matter in several important ways: radiation is one of the major cancer treatment approaches; cosmic radiation can lead to damage of normal tissue; radiation can be used to image internal tissues and diagnose disease. We particularly welcome students who are underrepresented minorities, women, Pell grant recipients, or have disabilities that would still allow for the perfromance of bench research.
Students who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) with a GPA of 3.2 or higher at a U.S. College or University are eligible to apply to the program. The students will spend 10 weeks on the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia campus, conducting basic, translational or applied biomedical radiation-related research under the direct mentorship of senior NIH research scientists.
and will end August 9th, 2013.
While enrolled as a SUPERS student, you will spend the summer in Philadelphia and get to explore the city and even have some non-science related fun!