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SHARP! Program

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2025 summer registration will be open soon!

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SHARP!, the Summer High School Apprenticeship Program, is a 4-week summer program at the University of Illinois Chicago designed to immerse rising high school juniors in research applications of AI, robotics, and biomedical engineering in the medical field. This dynamic program will include daily laboratory research under the supervision of a scientist mentor, scientific lectures, career mentorship, group biomedical engineering projects, and bench laboratory method instruction. The program will culminate in a student presentation of their research activities at the SHARP! Symposium. Participants are expected to present their experience as ambassadors to their high school either at a science club or science class and to facilitate the involvement of other high school students interested in science as a career for the longitudinal UIC mentorship program.

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For More Information:

This course is offered jointly by the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery.
For more information, please contact the course directors:
Dr Zhinan Wang, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Dr Amelia Bartholomew, Department of Surgery,