Lab coats are summer gear for high school researchers

You don’t think of a lab coat as summer wear for teens, but we don’t quite feel like it’s summer around here until our research interns have arrived. Early in June, INBT’s undergraduate nano-bio researchers arrived. This week our high schoolers in the Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE) scholars got started.  To read more, click here.



Aug 17, 2015

We received word today that we were awarded a ~$2M Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).   With this grant, we will now double our number of students at the high school level (to >25 students/yr between SARE and our partnering program BRBT, which is another Hopkins high school program that shares our goals and values).  We will also expand to include undergraduates (~17/yr) from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of the Summer Internship Program (SIP).  We will also create a new program, the Doctoral Diversity...

Dec 09, 2014

Christopher Miller become a published author!  See his paper here.

Aug 31, 2013

To ensure that SARE is top flight and to help make SARE scalable, we sought the advice of experts in the science education field through peer review.  Please see Kabacoff et al. 2013.

Jun 24, 2013
You don’t think of a lab coat...
Jun 10, 2013

Before Stephanie Keyaka, then a rising high school sophomore, came to Johns Hopkins for a summer of research, she thought scientists were “strict, mean and all cooped-up.” Instead, she found that Johns Hopkins scientists are “down-to-earth and look just like everyone else walking down the street.” That’s high praise!  To read more, click...

May 21, 2013

Doug Robinson didn’t set out to create an outreach program. His family volunteered at Boys Hope Girls Hope in northeast Baltimore, a nonprofit that provides housing and a structured environment to help students achieve their dream of attending college. Robinson, a Johns Hopkins professor of cell biology, mentored some of the students but wanted to do more. 


Aug 15, 2012

The Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE) pairs specially selected teens who come from academically disadvantaged homes with university mentors who guide them through a mini research project. The students gain valuable work skills, learn about scientific careers, get tutoring help, practice their writing, gather data for their projects and earn some cash for the future. The group will present their research findings during a poster session at the Johns Hopkins University medical campus on August 20 in...

Aug 18, 2011

To encourage promising high school students to pursue careers in academia and research, Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine welcome scholars from Baltimore’s Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) to work in university laboratories. From June through August each summer for the past three years, high school students have worked alongside scientists in Johns Hopkins University laboratories producing raw data that supports the research goals of their mentors.  To read...