High School Programs

Science and Nutrition Summer Program

City of Hope’s new Science and Nutrition Summer Program is a free, four-week long course focusing on the science of nutrition and the connection between nutrition and disease. During each week of the program, students will focus on a different topic related to the science of nutrition and the connection between nutrition and disease.
 
The first week will be an introduction to working in a laboratory and is designed to teach students basic laboratory skills in order to prepare them for the experiments they will complete over the summer. The second week will focus on cholesterols and fats, the third week will focus on sugars and carbohydrates, and the fourth week will focus on 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 fourth week of the program, students will be asked to present information from a literature search, and to create and present a lesson plan based on one of the topics covered.
 
Week 1: June 10, 11, 13 
Week 2: June 17, 18, 20 
Week 3: June 24, 25, 27
Week 4: July 8, 9, 11 
 
Students entering 11th or 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year, and who will be 16 years old by June 10, are eligible to apply.
 
Located at City of Hope’s Teaching Laboratory in Duarte, California.

How to Apply
The application for this program will be available in March. Please check back for more information.