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Academy Overview

Students at Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Academy

ABOUT

The Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Academy at Tulane University is a unique opportunity for high school students with strong interests and abilities in science to learn about environmental health research, issues, and careers. 

Through hands on activities, experiments, and research in the field, emerging scholars work alongside faculty in environmental health sciences to conduct environmental health research relevant to the community. 

Students at Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences AcademyFaculty and research staff mentor and guide students in their research, while helping them develop their skills in scientific inquiry. Weekly journal club discussions give students the opportunity to learn and share research discoveries with fellow students, which is an excellent preparation for college.  Students network with their peers and mentors, developing and promoting positive relationships for their academic futures.  All emerging scholars receive a stipend for successfully completing the program. The curriculum aligns with 11th/12th grade Environmental Science Louisiana Grade Level Expectations (GLEs), Common Core, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The Academy:

•  Provides a paid summer research opportunity to academically talented and motivated high school students from low-resourced communities.

•  Promotes awareness of environmental health science issues.

•  Provides opportunities to study environmental health sciences in a challenging, friendly, multicultural academic setting.

•  Provides a "what it takes to go to college" experience.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Students at Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences AcademyThe target audience is 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students from public high schools in Orleans Parish who are interested in science. 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Students at Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences AcademyThis program is a hands-on program for high school students interested in conducting research, as well as pursuing careers in the Environmental Health Sciences and Public Health. The three week session will present opportunities to explore and research environmental health issues in the community, as well as participate in field experiences, and lunch seminars addressing environmental health science issues and careers.

See our "How to Apply" page for application details. Contact your high school counselor, science teacher, or email Jasmine Fournier at jfournie@tulane.edu for more information. 

 Emerging Scholars Brochure 2017/18