The University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute launched a summer research program for high school students from under-resourced Michigan communities.
The Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship Program at the University of Michigan is a six-week, immersive program providing students with hands-on research experience in state-of-the-art labs at the Life Sciences Institute. The program serves students from under-resourced school districts, first-generation college students and students whose lives have factors that would otherwise put a science-intensive program at a major research university out of reach.
Four high school students from rural and urban communities across Michigan participated in this summer’s program, along with two students from rural New Mexico. All six would be the first person in their families to attend college.