Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer 2021 program will consist of 10 weekly seminars featuring world-class faculty researchers.  Join us for this interesting and informative program!  The program begins on June 9th and concludes on August 11.
 
Register at the link below. It's free!
 
June 9 - Dr. Lauren Webb, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Adam Kuspa, Robert A. Welch Foundation
Dr. Anthony Cozzolino, Texas Tech University
The seminar can be viewed here!
Complete Q&A's can be found here.
June 16 - Dr. Eric Anslyn, University of Texas at Austin
The seminar can be viewed here!
Complete Q&A's can be found here.
June 23 - Dr. Melissa Zastrow, University of Houston
The seminar can be viewed here!
June 30 - Dr. Tai-Yen Chen, University of Houston
The seminar can be viewed here!
Complete Q&As can be found here.
July 7 - Dr. Mihaela C. Stefan, University of Texas at Dallas
The seminar can be viewed here!
July 14 - Dr. Emily Que, University of Texas at Austin
The seminar can be viewed here!
July 21 - Dr. Steven Baldelli, University of Houston
The seminar can be viewed here!
July 28 - Dr. Annie Gorden, Texas Tech University
The seminar can be viewed here!
August 4 - Dr. Sheel Dodani, University of Texas at Dallas
August 11 - Dr. Lauren Webb, University of Texas at Austin
The seminar can be viewed here!
 

About the Welch Summer Scholar Program

 
The Welch Summer Scholar Program (WSSP), sponsored by the Robert A. Welch Foundation of Texas, began more than 30 years ago. To date, the WSSP has provided nearly 2,000 Texas high school students with unique opportunities to participate in hands-on, college-level research projects using state-of-the-art equipment and modern technology not typically found in high-school classrooms.

The program is open only to sophomore and junior students who attend high school in Texas and selected individuals will participate in a five-week summer residency program engaging in one-on-one mentoring and first-hand research training with professors and graduate students at one of five Texas universities. Participating institutions are The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Houston and Texas Tech University.

The primary goal of WSSP is to expose partipants to a riqorous scientific research experience while also giving them a glimpse into life on a college campus. Through assignments, research projects, guest speaker series, tours of chemistry-based research facilities and presentations of personal research findings, students will complete the program with a better understanding of chemical principles. Many participants go in to pursue science and engineering degrees in college.

Students selected for the WSSP are chosen on a competitive basis by the selection committee comprised of participating faculty at each of the five universities. The committee considers various factors in their selection such as SAT scores, academic standing, participation in extracurricular activities, writing skills, and teacher recommendations.