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    High School and College Students

    photo of a student research assistant at microscopeFor more than 20 years, research laboratories at Barrow Neurological Institute have provided high school and college students their first opportunity to learn to conduct scientific research in a professional setting via the Scientific Enrichment Program for Students (SEPS) and the Science Program for an Upward Route (SPUR).

    High school students can apply for these programs through a nomination process by their high school science teacher.  College students can apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, which provides full-time summer employment as a research intern under the direction of a staff high school neuroscience research assistantresearch scientist in a Barrow laboratory.

    The purpose of these programs is to provide an academic environment for “hands on” biomedical research for high school and college students. The objectives of these programs are to:

    1. enhance knowledge of basic biological principles and the mechanisms that contribute to the cause and treatment of disease
    2. teach students to evaluate the scientific literature and to develop communication skills
    3. teach students to use advanced scientific techniques and to address scientific questions
    4. provide the environment to develop scientific projects that are presented at local and national scientific competitions and/or in scientific literature

    Applying for the High School Program

    Contact: Adrienne Scheck, PhD
    [email protected]

    Applying for the Undergraduate Program

    Apply Online
    Contact: Eric Vu, PhD
    [email protected]

    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premiere destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.