7th and 8th grade teachers might want to pass this information on to their students who qualify. I have attached to this post the pdfs that were part of the original email message.
"I am writing to ask that you inform your 7th & 8th grade teachers of the STEMPREP Project, a summer vehicle for producing the next generation of minority researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Medicine. The STEMPREP Project at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas is a revolutionary training paradigm which utilizes an early start model (7th grade) for a national pool of minority child prodigies, a longitudinal training continuum (10 years) and a multi-institutional mentorship approach (13 sites). For the last 20 years, the STEMPREP Project has employed this innovative training paradigm to create a cadre of trainees eligible for post-baccalaureate programs at the nation’s elite graduate schools, medical schools and engineering schools. Three summer residential programs under the STEMPREP Project have generated a pipeline of advanced trainees: the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) was designed to produce candidates for M.D. programs in academic medicine and M.D./Ph.D. dual degree programs; the Basic Scientist Training Program (BSTP) was designed to produce candidates for Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences; the Technology, Engineering & Math Program (TEMP) was designed to produce candidates for Ph.D. programs in bio-informatics, Ph.D. programs in bio-engineering, and Ph.D. programs in bio-statistics. The STEMPREP Project has become the most successful training initiative in U.S. history, with 88% of our trainees going on to post-baccalaureate educational programs. I hope that you will pass on the attached brochure & application to the junior high science teachers and those minority 7th & 8th graders who are interested in a career in STEM or Medicine. Our national pool of trainees consists of minority students who come from populations that have been underrepresented in the STEM arena: Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and African Americans. I have attached the application and brochure, and below is a link to our most recent program video: www.smu.edu/stemprep
You are also welcome to review the summer training programs on our website: www.thedistancelearningcenter.org
Moses L. Williams, Ph.D.
Simmons School of Education & Human Development
P.O. Box 755266
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Tx 75275
Distance Learning Center, Inc.
1324 Clearfield St.
Phila. Pa. 19121