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    High School Research Program

    Scientific Enrichment Program for Students (SEPS)

    photo of a student research assistant at microscopeFor more than 20 years, the Department of Neurobiology at Barrow Neurological Institute has provided high school students with an early opportunity to gain valuable exposure to and participate in scientific research in a professional setting via the Scientific Enrichment Program for Students (SEPS). During this year-long program, students are expected to work a minimum of 6 hours per week during the school year and 4 full (6-8 hour) days per week during the summer. There is no summer-only program for high school students.

    Joining the Program

    All applicants must be nominated by their high school. Letters are sent to each school in the fall, and schools are allowed to nominate up to two students. Students must be sophomores and at least 15 years old.

    high school neuroscience research assistantThe objectives of the SEPS program are:

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

    For more information, please contact SEPS@DignityHealth.org.

    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.