UC San Diego: Research Scholars

    UC San Diego: Research Scholars


    • Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Session Start: January, February, March
    • Session Length: Quarter
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, Bio Technology, Sports Medicine, Environmental Science
    • Minimum Cost: > $1,000
    • Gender: Coed
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    Immersive, Real-World Research Applications

    The Research Scholars programs at UC San Diego provide students with unparalleled educational opportunities that leverage the intellectual capital of an internationally ranked research university. Students assume the role of researcher, becoming fully immersed in projects that have real-world applications.

    Dive into unique science research learning experiences that teach highly sought-after skills that can make students more competitive candidates for college admissions and internship opportunities. From Bioengineering and Life Sciences to Marine Science, explore a topic and apply today!

    Winter courses are now open for enrollment!

    Bioengineering: In partnership with the UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering, our programs provide the general science and engineering foundations of bioengineering based on fun, experiential, remote, hands-on lab activities.

    • BioImaging & 3D-Printing provides students hands-on skills in Biomedical Imaging and 3D Printing and background knowledge of how such techniques are used in Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering.
    • BioEngineering Research Project B - Research allows students to conduct their own research projects through lab experiments and data collection. Using analyzed results, students will present their findings. 

    Life Sciences: In partnership with the Boz Institute, explore fundamental biology topics, modern laboratory techniques, and relevant bioinformatics and statistical applications. Learn to synthesize life science fundamentals, review literature, formulate hypotheses and design experiments, collect and process samples, execute experiments, analyze data, and showcase your work through poster presentations attended by local scientists and industry leaders.

    • Intermediate Biostatistics and Bioinformatics teaches students to analyze data by utilizing published life sciences literature. Using a common biostatistics programming language, students will explore experimental designs, fundamental biostatistics concepts, and management of biological/gene expression data sets.
    • Biodiversity and Molecular Genetics explores various organisms to understand and appreciate biodiversity on anatomical, morphological, and genetic levels, tracing back animals' evolutional connections.

    Marine Science (NEW): Gain foundational knowledge in ocean sciences, specifically marine biology and related disciplines. Explore the diversity of life and how biological, chemical and physical processes drive ecosystem dynamics in a marine environment. Investigate relevant, contemporary environmental issues and how to build a career in marine science.

    • Introduction to Marine Science exposes students to the processes, functions, and life forms of Earth's incredible ocean environment and develop a comprehensive foundation in biological, chemical, and physical oceanography.


    Scholarships Available!

    The Inamori Scholarship is dedicated to supporting the foundation's belief that people have no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of humankind and society by finding a balance between scientific development and the enrichment of the human spirit. Application required.


    Future offerings:

    Design Thinking: Design Thinking is a proven way to identify and solve real-world problems and is one of the most sought-after mindsets and methods in today's civic and business worlds. This Bootcamp focuses on user research via the ethnographic methods of participant observation and the ethics of conducting research online and offline. Students will learn practical skills on how to ethically and effectively conduct online interviews and focus groups, design surveys and develop case studies.

    School of Medicine: Designed with faculty from the UC San Diego School of Medicine, students can explore two exciting fields of medicine. The Sports Medicine Summer Academy familiarizes students with the focus, concepts, content and activities of the area of clinical medicine called Sports Medicine. The Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy dives into oncofertility – an exciting new field in medicine that addresses the fertility needs and quality of life issues for young cancer patients.



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