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Engineering the Cell Summer Program

Applications for 2020 are now open! Please use this form to apply for the 2020 program.

Engineering the Cell is a summer program in the Peyton lab, exclusively for high school womxn. If accepted into the program, you will spend five weeks in the lab, learning about how engineers can make a difference in cancer research, working directly with Dr. Peyton and graduate students, and learning how to do cutting edge science. There is no cost to you to participate in the program - in fact you will receive a small stipend as part of your participation. Lunch is provided every day of the program as well, in addition to your stipend. 


For the 2020 program, we are looking for two womxn, preferably who will be entering their junior year in the fall of 2020. But, we will accept applications from all who are interested. The program dates are Monday, July 6th to Friday August 7th for 2020, from approximately 9am-4pm M-F. Please indicate on the application if you have a means of transportation to the UMass campus each day, or if you can only participate if it is provided to you. If you have any other questions about the program, contact Prof. Peyton via email. There is also an additional info/announcement here.

Applications are due by 5pm EDT on May 15th, 2020, and applicants will be notified by May 28th, 2020 about their application status via email. PLEASE NOTE: there are NO GPA requirements for this program, and there is NO COST to the student. Students will provided a small stipend to participate, and we provide lunch at the Number 1 Rated UMass Campus Dining. We only ask that participants provide their own transportation to and from UMass. Please contact Prof. Peyton with any further questions, and we look forward to seeing your application!

This program is generously sponsored by a grant awarded to the Peyton lab from the National Science Foundation.

Quotes from previous participants:

"I had a lot of fun and I loved it."

"I absolutley loved this program! This has been by far the most educational summer I have ever had."

"Scientists really love their jobs. They have a lot of fun while still being professional and doing super cool research."