Calling all bright, inquisitive minds! OMRF is now accepting applications for its 2012 Fleming Scholar Program. The application deadline is February 1.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation to qualify. High school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to apply.
Students selected as Fleming Scholars work for eight weeks with OMRF scientists on individual research projects. Projects focus on a variety of research areas, such as cancer, lupus or heart disease. Scholars are paid and also receive free housing, if eligible.
“This is definitely not your father’s science project,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “Under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists and physicians, these students perform sophisticated laboratory experiments using cutting-edge technology.”
Named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the Nobel-prize winning scientist who dedicated OMRF, the scholarship program has provided summer research experiences to almost 500 Oklahoma science students since 1956. Approximately half of those have gone on to become researchers and physicians, including two current OMRF scientists: Rodger McEver, M.D., and Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.
For additional information and application forms, please visit www.omrf.org/fleming.