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Students at Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences AcademySummer 2017 student application Deadline extended to Friday, April 7th, 2017!



Mission Statement:

The mission of the Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Academy is to provide a safe, multicultural, and rigorous academic environment for students interested in environmental health science pedagogy, research, field experiences, and issues essential to life-long learning, commitment, citizenry, and leadership in their community.


The Academy gives public/charter/magnet 11th and 12th grade students, with an interest and curiosity in the sciences, the opportunity to gain knowledge in the environmental health sciences.   Through hands on activities, experiments, and research in the field, these emerging scholars will 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 Academy

Students at Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences AcademyFaculty and research staff will 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. The Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Academy is scheduled for an eight week summer session, starting on June 5th through July 28th, 2017.  All emerging scholars receive a $2,000 award for successfully completing the program.


•  Provide paid summer research Academy to academically talented and motivated high school students from vulnerable, low-resourced communities.

•  Promoting awareness of global environmental health science issues.

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

•  Gain knowledge aligned with 11th/12th grade Environmental Science Louisiana Grade Level Expectations (GLEs), Common Core, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

  Academy will provide high school junior and senior students with a "What it takes to go to college" experience.


Students at Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences AcademyThe target audience is 11th and 12th grade students from public/charter/magnet high schools in the following Parishes:  Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard.  Through science teacher and counselor recommendations, 11th and 12th graders are eligible to apply to the program.  The admissions committee selects students that meet the acceptance criteria, based on the student's overall grade point average, successful completion of biology and chemistry courses by end of 2016/17 school year, an essay, and science teacher/counselor recommendations.  


Students at Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences AcademyThis program provides educational hands on opportunities for students interested in conducting research, as well as pursuing educational and professional careers in the Environmental Health Sciences and Public Health. The summer session will be held from June 5th, 2016 to July 28th, 2017, Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m. to 3:00 pm, at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, located at 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2100, New Orleans, LA  70112.  The 8-Week session will present opportunities to explore and research environmental health issues in the community, as well as participate in EHS field experiences, rotations,  and lunch seminars addressing environmental health science issues, professions, and careers.

Applications are available from your high school counselor, science teacher, or email/call Program Director Lynette Dupre' Perrault at emergingscholars@wave.tulane.edu or 504-988-0961 for information.  Application submissions have been extended to Friday, March 18, 2016 via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.

 Emerging Scholars Brochure 2016/17 coming soon