The 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:
|Dr. Anderson||Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Dr. Brown||Engineering & Driving Performance|
|Dr. Cornell||Developmental Genetics|
|Dr. Hourcade||Computer Science|
|Dr. Logsdon||Evolutionary Biology|
|Dr. Mattes||Environmental Engineering|
|Dr. Olivo||Medicinal & Natural Products Chemistry|
|Dr. Ryan||Obstetrics & Gynecology|
|Dr. Santillan||Obstetrics & Gynecology|
|Dr. Segre||Computer Science|
|Dr. Yang||Computer Science|
For more information and to apply, visit the SSTP main page.