For release: April 19, 2012
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843
A new program this summer at the University of Memphis will offer research experience
to high school students who are interested in pursuing a major in physics, chemistry,
math, computer sciences, or any other department in the U of M’s College of Arts and
Sciences. “MemphisCRESH” (College Research Experience for Students from High School)
will run from June 11 through July 28.
Participants will work alongside faculty members and University students from their
chosen departments in labs on campus before their junior or senior year in high school.
"Students will be able to gain firsthand experience in cutting-edge research and perhaps
discover what they want to major in once they enter college," said Dr. Firouzeh Sabri,
director of CRESH. "They will have the opportunity to experience life as a scientist
beyond a lecture hall setting."
Sabri said the program is highly competitive, with a limited number of spots. The
cost is $1,500 per student, but Sabri said several full or partial scholarships are
available for participants, based on merit and financial need. She encouraged all
students who are interested to apply, regardless of their financial status. Applications
will be taken through the middle of May.
Details are available online at http://www.memphis.edu/cresh/ or from Dr. Sabri at 901-678-2126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.