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 super foods, 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.
 
Students entering 11th or 12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to apply. We will accept 12 students to the program this summer.
 
The program will run from June 19th to July 21st and classes will be from 9am-12pm. Classes will meet as follows:
  • Week 1: June 19, 20, and 22
  • Week 2: June 26, 27, and 28
  • Week 3: July 10, 11, 12, and 13
  • Week 4: July 17, 18, and 20
     
City of Hope’s Teaching Laboratory, Duarte CA

How to Apply
Complete the application and email it to Dr. Christopher Sistrunk ([email protected]) and Dr. Marisa Bowers ([email protected]).
 
Applications are due May 30th. Students will be informed of their application status by June 7th.