About SSTP

The Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) is a program of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, at The University of Iowa.  This program offers students unique experiences, both academically and socially.  Participants conduct scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students spend approximately 40 hours a week working in labs on The University of Iowa campus.

The University of Iowa’s Colleges of Dentistry, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, and the Graduate College have all participated in the program in past years.

The 2018 program dates are June 20 – July 27.

Acceptance to the program is competitive and students interested in applying to the program should make sure to adhere to all deadlines and other application requirements.

In 2017, SSTP welcomed students from 17 states and 4 countries.

Staff at the Belin-Blank Center working directly with SSTP are:

Dr. Lori Ihrig, SSTP Administrator

Ms. Jan Warren, Assistant Director for Student Services

Kristin Flanary, Administrator of the Iowa Online AP Academy

Click here to learn more about the staff!



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