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EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS

PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATION IN SCIENCE AND MATH (PRISM)

Established 1999

Program not currently offered

PRISM
The Program for Research and Investigation in Science and Math (PRISM) provides three weeks of enjoyable summer academics and activities at the Harvard Medical School for rising 9th grade students.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Program for Research and Investigation in Science and Math (PRISM) provides 3 weeks of enjoyable summer academics and activities at the Harvard Medical School for rising 9th grade students. The program is designed to ease the transition from middle to high school and to help students build a solid foundation in their math and science skills. PRISM promotes critical, analytical, and independent thinking skills through classroom, laboratory, computer and field trip activities. PRISM also promotes overall literacy skills through case-based learning. Students learn basic scientific and mathematical principles in the context of medical physiology and disease processes. They also learn how math and science together explain natural phenomena.


PROGRAM DATES

Program not currently offered

 

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS MUST:
  • Be an 8th grade student attending Boston Public Schools (with preference given to students participating in the Mentoring for Science program);
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in science, with a desire to pursue a career in science and/or an interest in attending college;
  • Be committed to participate and willing to attend all program activities and seminars

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Program not currently offered


Read an article in Mentations Fall 2004 issue about 2004 PRISM: "Hitting the Ground"

Read an article in K-12 Newsletter Spring 2005 issue about PRISM: "Striving for Excellence"


 

For more information contact:

Sheila Nutt, Ed.D.
Director of Educational Outreach Programs
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-432-4634
Fax: 617-432-3834
E-mail: sheila_nutt@hms.harvard.edu

 

 
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