During the two-week program, TSSP students will experience a taste of college life: spending four hours a day in lecture and lab taught by Tulane faculty and graduate students, eating in the student center, and meeting with Tulane science and engineering undergraduate students. In between class and lab, TSSP students participate in lunch-and-learn sessions with industry professionals, faculty, students, and university administrators. In the evenings, Tulane faculty open up their research facilities to the TSSP, allowing our students to get an up-close look at the innovative and cutting-edge research being conducted on campus.
It is a residential program, and students have the option to live on campus in a dormitory for an additional fee. For the students who opt to live on campus, there are some scheduled activities, which are included in the cost of living on campus. To provide the students with ample free time to read and study for the rigorous college-level courses, we do not over-schedule activities.
Applicants should be rising 10th through 12th graders and have a strong interest in science and mathematics. There is no application fee and tuition scholarships are available for Louisiana residents! Financial aid is awarded based on demonstrated need. Note: The extended application deadline for admission is May 3rd, 2019. Limited scholarships are still available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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This year's summer program includes THIRTEEN courses. Each course is offered for three hours of Tulane credit which may be transferable to another university. More information can be found about each course and the daily schedule by clicking the Course Descriptions button below.
July 8 - July 19. 2019
July 21 - August 3, 2019
I wanted to express my gratitude to you for providing me with this priceless opportunity. I was able to use so many incredible pieces of equipment in the MakerSpace in addition to meeting a whole class full of interesting and intelligent people. I feel like the program provided me with skills that will allow me to excel in college and take advantage of any opportunity that comes my way. - K. P.
TSSP was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I took Exploring Psychology and the labs were by far my favorite part of the class. We got to hold preserved brains from humans, cats and rats; the fact that I was holding a person’s life and memories in my hands was breathtaking. I made amazing friends and memories that I will never forget. The experience and knowledge I gained at Tulane were incredible. I’m so thankful for giving me the opportunity to attend the institution of my dreams for 2 weeks. - V. H.
Two weeks engulfed in absorbing knowledge, experiencing life on a college campus, listening to subject matter experts provide encouragement and life shaping advice, and making new friendships. After taking the Python class, I feel a step ahead of my classmates in exposure and practice of a valued skill. TSSP provided me with an academic confidence in computer science that I did not previously have. My participation in the entire TSSP experience has help me in so many ways. - G. L.
During my 2 weeks at Tulane, I learned way more than I bargained for. In my class, I gained friends from backgrounds I never thought I could connect with. Learning from a professor from Kenya gave me insight on a culture that is unlike any other. I truly enjoyed this experience, which allowed me to be surrounded by intelligent peers and engage with a professor who was so supportive. - D. R.
I'm a student in New Orleans with plans to major in Chemistry and minor in Mathematics, to pursue a career in Medicine or Pharmacy upon graduation. I was able to participate and do well in the Basic Neuroscience course. The course was very intense, however, it exposed me to the complexity of the brain, allowing me to experience everything from the electrical activity of individual brain cells to the adaptable behavior of animals and people.– M. S.
As a rising senior, taking part in this program allowed me to test my independence and my work ethic since there was no one telling me to do my work every day. I learned quickly that carving out a nice chunk of study time at the library was going to ensure I completed my work to the best of my ability. During my program, I was also able to learn about the very broad range of STEM careers available, as well as solidify the reasons why applying to Tulane, with its amazing undergraduate opportunities, is the perfect course of action for me. – H. R.
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