METEOR v HS

Mentored Experience To Expand Opportunities in Research version High School (METEOR v HS) attracts, engages and supports URM and high school students and STEM focused teachers through a summer program which embeds them in translational science laboratories and clinical and behavioral research programs focused on rare and common childhood disease and disorders. Through this experiential mentored research experience, augmented with an inquiry based curriculum, career and peer mentoring, college preparation and other experiences, we stimulate students to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences and ensure that teachers translate their summer experience into actionable classroom improvements. Our program advances the translation of discovery from bench to bedside to community with a focus on training the next generation of biomedical researchers, commit- ted to improving the lives of children and families and supports the NIH Roadmap and NICHD Strategic Plan.