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Sci-High Program


SciHigh exists to help students unleash their untapped potential and develop their confidence and skills to achieve success in STEM fields. Focused on students from underrepresented backgrounds, SciHigh provides educational, interactive learning opportunities and mentorship to foster students' growth, self-discovery, and wonder in a range of topics in science and medicine.

 Program details


Each scholar is matched with a Northwestern faculty member based on their interests and goals. Together they spend time creating a research project within their mentor's area of expertise, which they will work on throughout the program and present their findings at the end of the summer.  

Along with learning valuable professional skills and experiencing research at a major university, scholars participate in weekly summer seminars to reflect on their mentored research experience and learn about how to develop, assess, and talk about research. Invited to experience hands-on and virtual interactive sessions on topics in science and medicine led by experts in a vast variety of STEMM fields. 

NUGoKidney is located in the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in downtown Chicago. 



  Participating Faculty

Each scholar will be assigned a mentor from the following faculty members: 


Interns will be expected to make a full-time commitment (40 hours per week, typically 8:00 AM–5:00 PM, Monday through Friday), work energetically on their projects, and develop a professional attitude toward their research, faculty mentors, administrators, and fellow interns. 

Each intern selected for the Sci-High Summer Program will be paid a competitive stipend upon completion of the program. 

There is no cost to participate in the program. Interns will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to/from the Northwestern campus in downtown Chicago. Assistance is available for transportation upon request.  

In accordance with Northwestern University requirements, all interns must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.  

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