Oklahoma science students are encouraged to apply for OMRF’s 2015 Fleming Scholar Program. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 2.
Applicants must be Oklahoma residents at the time of high school graduation and at least 16 years of age to qualify. High school seniors, as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, are eligible to apply. Students selected as Fleming Scholars are paid and also receive free housing, if eligible.
Those selected will work for eight weeks under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists and physicians and have the opportunity to use sophisticated equipment and the latest technologies available.
“This program provides an inside look at research and has launched many careers in science and medicine,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “It’s an experience like no other, especially for students at this stage in their educational journey.”
The program is named for Nobel prize-winning scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin and dedicated OMRF’s first building in 1949. Since the program was started in 1956, more than 500 Oklahoma students have spent a summer at OMRF as Fleming Scholars. Two current OMRF scientists, Rodger McEver, M.D., Ph.D., and Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., began their research careers in the program.
For additional information or applications, visit www.omrf.org/fleming.