Ready to start your research career?

SSTPThe Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) offers students unique experiences, both academically and socially.  Participants conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor—spending approximately 40 hours a week working in research programs on The University of Iowa campus. Participants attend an Arts & Humanities Speaker Series, Research Speaker Series, and earn 3 semester hours of University of Iowa undergraduate credit. The 2016 program dates are June 22 – July 29.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of the SSTP this summer. It was by far the best summer experience I have ever had and I feel so fortunate to have been a part of it.  I learned so much from every aspect of the program. —SSTP Student, 2015

Acceptance to SSTP is competitive. Of the 168 applicants to the program in 2015, thirty-nine students were admitted and paired with faculty mentors. SSTP welcomed students from 10 states and 5 countries.



The University of Iowa’s Colleges of Dentistry, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and the Graduate College have all participated in the program in past years. Faculty mentors working with SSTP students in 2015 include:

Mentor Research Area
Dr. Anderson Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Bennett Geography
Dr. Boggess Physics
Dr. Bowden Chemistry
Dr. Brown Engineering & Driving Performance
Dr. Buchanan Neurology
Dr. Cornell Developmental Genetics
Dr. Davies Biochemistry
Dr. Elcock Biochemistry
Dr. Ellermeier Microbiology
Dr. Fassler Biology
Dr. Forbes Chemistry
Dr. Grobe Pharmacology
Dr. Haes Chemistry
Dr. Hourcade Computer Science
Dr. Kaaret Physics
Dr. Lear Biology
Dr. Leddy Chemistry
Dr. Logsdon Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Marler Engineering
Dr. Mattes Environmental Engineering
Dr. Milavetz Pharmacy
Dr. Neiman Biology
Dr. Okeoma Microbiology
Dr. Olivo Medicinal & Natural Products Chemistry
Dr. Quinn Chemistry
Dr. Ryan Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Salem Pharmacy
Dr. Santillan Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Segre Computer Science
Dr. Stone Chemistry
Dr. Strack Pharmacology
Dr. Tivanski Chemistry
Dr. Tranel Neuroscience
Dr. Wasserman Psychology
Dr. Wu Biology
Dr. Yang Computer Science

For more information and to apply, visit the SSTP main page.



One response to “Ready to start your research career?

  1. Reblogged this on belinblank and commented:
    Immerse yourself in research this summer!

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