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  • 6 Weeks 6/27 - 8/5 $14,899 Pre-College (2 college credit classes)
  • 6 Weeks 6/27 - 8/5 $13,099 Pre-College (Biology/Lab)
  • 6 Weeks 6/27 - 8/5 $11,099 Pre-College (1 college credit/1 enrichment class)
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/22 $8,399 Biomedical Research Residental Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/22 $8,399 Chemistry Research Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/22 $8,399 Neuroscience Research Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/22 $8,399 Physics Research Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/22 $7,899 Social Justice Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/22 $7,899 Mathematics Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/3 - 7/21 $7,299 Biomedical Research Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/21 $7,299 Chemistry Research Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/3 - 7/21 $7,299 Neuroscience Research Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/3 - 7/21 $7,299 Physics Research Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/3 - 7/21 $6,799 Social Justice Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/3 - 7/21 $6,799 Mathematics Day Academy
  • 2 Weeks Session #1 7/10 - 7/22 $4,200 Penn Prep Program
  • 2 Weeks Session #2 7/24 - 8/5 $4,200 Penn Prep Program
  • 2 Weeks Session #1* 7/11 - 7/21 $3,000 Penn Prep Program Day
  • 2 Weeks Session #2* 7/25 - 8/4 $3,000 Penn Prep Program Day

6 week program open to students completing grades 10 & 11.

2 and 3 week program open to students completing grades 9, 10 & 11.

Residential tuition includes: Term fees, academic programs, laundry, use of facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 meals on Sunday, no meals Saturday), recreation pass (for students ages 16 and above), activities and trips.

Not included: Application fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $75 each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and personal spending money.

 

 

University of Pennsylvania - Curricula & Courses

Neuroscience Research Academy

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    • Neuroscience Research Academy:  This Academy is designed to introduce students to the biological foundations of the brain. As a cutting-edge field in both research and medicine, neuroscience has provided important insights into understanding the mind in both health and in disease. The Neuroscience Research Academy is taught by members of the University of Pennsylvania’s Biological Basis of Behavior Program (https://www.sas.upenn.edu/bbb/), as well as outstanding teachers and researchers selected from around the region.

      Lectures in the morning and afternoon will introduce students to important neuroscientific topics, progressing from the cellular foundations of the neuron, to an understanding of the sensory systems, and culminating with higher-order cognitive functions such as memory, emotion, and morality. Throughout the 3 week program, there will be guest lectures from distinguished neuroscience faculty from the University of Pennsylvania. In the afternoons, students will participate in hands-on laboratory activities, where they will learn important experimental techniques.

      During this time, students will also be able to visit several active research laboratories. Additionally, students will engage in a small group “journal club” where they will gain experience reading the neuroscience literature related to a particular topic of choice, and which culminates in a group presentation. Friday field trips will further reinforce the students’ understanding of the brain in a fun and educational setting.

      Prerequisites: One year of high school biology is required for application. One year of high school chemistry is recommended.

      Program Director: Kristen Hipolit, Ph.D.

      Dr. Hipolit is an Advanced Lecturer in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches freshmen writing seminars that are focused on neuroscience topics. For several years she was also an instructor for Penn’s post-baccalaureate pre-health program, where she taught introduction to biology and cell biology and biochemistry courses. Dr. Hipolit received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and has been teaching at Penn since 2012.

      $500 Supplemental lab fee.