Jump Start

The Jump Start Program will invite 50 rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long summer science immersion program at the University of Maryland, sponsored by the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Students considering a career in the sciences will have the opportunity to learn the tools of modern life sciences research and experience the excitement of discovery. In addition to carrying out laboratory investigations, students will participate in seminars and professional development workshops. The program is free for all participants.

The theme for the Summer 2016 Jump Start program is biomedical science. Students will learn how cellular and molecular techniques are changing the way we diagnose and treat disease.   

Program Schedule

Each one-week session runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day (M-F). Students will have a lunch break from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, during which they may purchase lunch from one of the many vendors at the Stamp Student Union. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from campus each day; no on-site housing is available.

  • Session 1: July 18-22
  • Session 2: July 25-29

Application Instructions 

For more information contact:

Dr. Kaci Thompson, Director
Jump Start Program
1313 Symons Hall
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

301-405-3353
HHMI@umd.edu