Science and Nutrition Summer Program

City of Hope’s Science and Nutrition Summer Program is a free, three-week long course for high school juniors and seniors ages 16 and over. During the program, students will focus on different topics related to the science of nutrition and the connection between nutrition and disease.
The program will cover an introduction to working in a laboratory that is designed to teach students basic laboratory skills in order to prepare them for the experiments they will complete during the program. Specifically, the program curriculum will focus on cholesterols and fats, sugars and carbohydrates, and superfoods, diet and disease. Students will be presented with an introduction to each topic and information on how that topic is related to nutrition and disease.
Students will then perform simple experiments around each topic, followed by more in-depth experiments and analysis on the topic. During the final week of the program, students will be asked to present information from a literature search on a science and nutrition related topic of their choice, which they will present on the last day of the program.
Week 1: July 13, 14, 16 ,17
Week 2: July 20, 21, 23, 24
Week 3: July 27, 28, 30, 31
Students entering 11th or 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year, and who will be 16 years old by July 13, are eligible to apply.
Located at City of Hope’s Teaching Laboratory in Duarte, California.

How to Apply

Download the application below for more information.