COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 48

December 14, 2004

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Summer Opportunity for High School Students

 

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY, is offering a summer research experience for approximately 30 high school students to participate in programs designed to give them an opportunity to learn and become active participants in cancer research. This is a program designed for talented high school students who will have just completed their junior year (Class of 2006). RPCI is particularly interested in applicants who may be the first in their families to attend college, from non-science/non-professional families, under-represented minority students, and students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The program will run from June 27-August 11, 2005, and is partially funded by the National Cancer Institute.

 

The program is held each summer for seven weeks. Each student works on an independent research project under the guidance of RPCI scientific staff for four days each week and spends the fifth day attending lectures, classes, and seminars. All students prepare critiques on various lectures they attend, and present their research results during a scientific conference held at the end of the program. All admitted students will be charged a $100 activity fee. Stipends and allowances for room and board will be provided for out-of-town students and underrepresented students from minority groups or financially disadvantaged families.

 

For more information about RPCI and an application, please visit the RPCI website at http://www.roswellpark.org/document_1230.html.

 

For further information, please contact Eric Rhoades (eric.rhoades@doe.virginia.gov), science specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instructional Services, at (804) 225-2676.

 

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