In the 12th grade summer, trainees are placed in a 7- week internship at the University of Washington or at the University of Texas–Southwestern. The programmatic expectations for each trainee going into a lab are the same: the senior researcher will have the trainee learn the workings (theory & hands-on) of a cutting-edge research lab. The senior researcher supervises and oversees the content and structure of the end-of-summer requirements (research paper, poster, and powerpoint presentation).
|12th Grade StemPrep Project Curriculum|
|High School 12th|
|Course of Study|
|Students work in basic science labs or engineering labs or technology labs in an academic setting under the direct supervision of an assigned mentor/researcher.|
|In the 12th grade summer, students interning at the University of Washington live in dormitories at the University of Washington. Students interning at the University of Texas-Southwestern live at home and commute to work. Supervision at the University of Washington is provided by the Adult Dorm Monitor, a 24-hour live in supervisor.|