Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the purpose of CRESH? Inspire pre-collegiate students to consider a science
research education and learn about the impact of science and research on our community.
Q2. Is previous research experience required? No. CRESH seeks to provide the initial
Q3. What grade level is eligible? Juniors or Seniors
Q4. What coursework is prerequisite? Math (ex. Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry)
and sciences (ex. Chemistry, Physics, and Biology)
Q5. What is the qualifying Grade/GPA: Minimum of a B in math and science courses
Q6. From what area are students recruited? Commutable distance to U of M campus
Q7. Is there a required essay? Yes, a career essay explaining why and how the CRESH
program can help them in their future
Q8. Are recommendations required? Yes, three letters of recommendation
Q9. What is the cost? The cost of the program is a) $1,500 fee and b) 6 weeks of
your summer. Financial aid is available (download Financial Aid form).
Q10.What does program fee cover? Lunch tickets for every day, printing of the student’s
research poster, lab materials, parking pass, program T-shirt and participation in
the professional lecture series
Q11. What about refunds? What if I must cancel? Information will be provided on the
day of registration. Please contact the program director for details.
Q12. How can I apply? First you must have an endorsement from your high school counselor.
Then download the application form, fill it out and email or fax it to
Q13. What are the dates and times? The CRESH program will run from June 9 through
July 18, 2014.
Q14. How will CRESH benefit me? Participants will experience what it is like to
engage in research on a professional level. The students will potentially make lasting
connections for career networking at the U of M and beyond. Completion of the program
will be documented with a certificate and reseach poster. The poster will be showcased
on the program website for all to see.
Q15. How long are students expected to remain on campus during the day? 9am-5pm daily
Q16. What about transportation? Students responsible for their own transportation
If your questions have not been answered, please contact the Director:
Dr. Firouzeh Sabri | firstname.lastname@example.org | 901-678-2126