The UC Irvine, Cancer Research Institute sponsors a summer program in cancer research for high school students. The overall goal is to build the pipeline for the next generation of cancer researchers. A select group of high school students work in the laboratories of CRI affiliates for 6 weeks during the summer. They carry out bench work on research projects under the guidance of faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers or technicians. They also attend weekly meetings where they receive advice on careers and the college admissions process. At the end of the program they give an oral and poster presentation on their research.
NOTE: The 2020 YSFP will start Monday June 29th. Orientation will be held Saturday June 20th, 2020. Details will be emailed to participating applicants. Participants may not be enrolled in any other summer programs, or other conflicting events. All enrolled participants must attend the final day presentations on August 7th. No exceptions.