Bioengineering faculty including Stan Berger, Dan Fletcher, Kevin Healy, Sanjay Kumar, Luke Lee, Seung-Wuk Lee, Dorian Liepmann and Song Li all offered their labs over the summer for the UC Berkeley Summer High-School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP). In the program, teens spend a month working alongside a graduate student mentor with the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Graduate Group. The students learn hands-on science while pursuing actual research assignments in faculty labs. This is an unbeatable opportunity for high school students interested in science and research to be exposed to a real-life working lab and gain valuable knowledge about the field.
This summer’s SHARPies were selected from among 92 high-achieving applicants entering their senior year of high school. Participants came from throughout the East Bay, South Bay and as far away as Sacramento and Fresno. Along with the firsthand exposure to university research, the students receive a $1,000 stipend for their efforts.
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