The Monell Science Apprenticeship Program brings high school and undergraduate college students to the Center each summer to conduct experiments related to the senses and nutrition.
We welcome high school and undergraduate students from the greater Philadelphia area who are curious about biomedical science to participate in the internship program. The program is committed to promoting diversity in the sciences. We strongly encourage students from groups under-represented in the science professions – including females, racial and ethnic minorities, and the economically disadvantaged – to apply. Our goal is to stimulate interest in biomedical science as a career among these groups.
An intensive seven-week internship allows students to participate in structured research experiences, as well as in a number of enrichment activities. The budding scientists gain an increased appreciation of the chemical senses, and also valuable experience in the world of working scientists: a demystification of science, the development of critical thinking skills, and hands-on experience of the scientific process. Follow-up evaluations from past participants show that the vast majority of apprentices pursue degrees in science. To learn more about the Monell SAP, please explore the links at left.
“What I love about science is the sense of new frontiers, the idea that you may be the first person to do or find things.”
OSAMA AHMED, Student Apprentice 2002-2009
Doctoral Student in Neuroscience
University of California, San Francisco