TSSP is offered as a two-week program in both day and residential formats, and a different selection of STEM courses is scheduled for each week. In the mornings and afternoons, students will spend their days attending lectures and participating in labs instructed by esteemed Tulane faculty and graduate students. Between classes and coursework, students will have the opportunity to:
For the students who opt to live on campus, TSSP offers safe, supervised activities both on and off campus on evenings and weekends.
If you have a strong interest in science, math, or related fields and have demonstrated academic proficiency in high school-level STEM courses, TSSP will provide you with the resources to explore your talents, broaden your knowledge base and skill set, and discover potential career options. We encourage you to apply early to secure a seat in the program of your choice.
You'll need the following items for your online application:
Limited tuition scholarships are available for Louisiana residents, and financial aid is awarded based on need. In order to be considered for our scholarship opportunities, you must submit your scholarship application by the financial aid application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application or have questions about scholarships, email email@example.com for more information.
Advancements in science, technology, and engineering continue to positively impact our society, and it's up to today's rising STEM stars to continue this work into the future. Apply for college-credit courses now and experience a summer of STEM with Tulane Science Scholars Program at Tulane Pre-College.
Courses for Summer 2020 will be available before November 1, 2020. 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.
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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