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    ARVO: Setting Your Sights


    • Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Session Length: Other
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Leadership, Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Gender: Coed
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    ARVO's Setting Your Sights (SYS) program aims to empower the next generation of eye and vision scientists. Students age 12-18 can access this free comprehensive resource hub that is filled with educational materials, toolkits, information on STEM contests, internships and mentorships. These resources are tailored to present students with a path to success in the eye and vision field.

    Enter the captivating world of eye and vision research, where scientists unravel the intricate relationship between the eye and the brain. They explore ocular mysteries to unveil the secrets that shape our sight. Such discoveries help create groundbreaking medicines, medical devices, procedures and clinical practices that assist health professionals to better care for eyes around the world. With the SYS Program, you can access a toolkit filled with insights from scientists on their educational pursuits, how to become a successful researcher and diverse career paths. You can learn about eye conditions and diseases, a typical day in the life of a researcher, optical illusions, artificial intelligence in ophthalmology and the visual system. There is also a listing of scholarships, internships, national and international STEM contests and more. If you're interested in learning about the eye and vision field and what it entails to become a scientist, this opportunity is for you.