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STEMPREP Project at SMU Info
Last Post 21 Feb 2012 06:16 PM by Melissa Parma. 1 Replies.
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Melissa ParmaUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:914
08 Nov 2011 04:59 PM
    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:

    You are also welcome to review the summer training programs on our website:

    Moses L. Williams, Ph.D.

    Research Professor
    Simmons School of Education & Human Development
    P.O. Box 755266
    Southern Methodist University
    Dallas, Tx 75275

    Executive Director
    STEMPREP Project
    Distance Learning Center, Inc.
    1324 Clearfield St.
    Phila. Pa. 19121

    Office: 267-238-2900
    Cell: 215-416-7743



    Melissa ParmaUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:914
    21 Feb 2012 06:16 PM
    I'm bringing this post back around to the top of the stack in the forum because Dr. Williams has indicated that the deadline for 7th and 8th graders to apply has been extended to March 1. Sounds like a great opportunity for students! Check out the pdf files in my original post, and see Kaci's blog post (link below) today for more information!

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