In the Spring of 2013, the College of Science and Technology created the Science Scholars Program (SSP) to support exceptional incoming CST students with three semesters of paid summer research as well as academic and professional development.
Each SSP student will receive $4,000 in summer funding for three years to complete research projects within CST, Temple or at another institution either in the US or abroad. Their first summer research project must be completed with a faculty member in the College of Science and Technology.
For the 2014 and 2015 academic years, CST seeks to select 8 to 10 new SSP students per year.
Current feed back from the two of the 2013 Science Scholars
Eric Tran, Science Scholar - Biology Major
I'm studying the biomechanics of freshwater turtles and their gait transition from water to land, with Professor Tonia Hsieh. SSP is a great program that passionate freshman scientists can take advantage of. I hope it becomes a huge success in the next few years as the program grows.
Louis Graup, Science Scholar - Applied Mathematics Major
I am modeling traffic flow, with Dr. Benjamin Seibold. It’s an excellent program, and to say that we're the first Science Scholars of Temple University is pretty impressive.
The 2013 SSP students were selected from CST students within Temple Honors Program. All five of the students had both math and verbal SAT scores above 700, exceptional high school transcripts with many advanced placement credits, and had completed a rigorous fall course load with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
The 2013 Science Scholars are:
|Student||Major||Faculty Research Mentor|
|Eric Tran||Biology||Dr. Tonia Hsieh|
|Louis Graup||Applied Mathematics||Dr. Benjamin Seibold|
|Katey Steinberg||Biology||Dr. Allen Nicholson|
|Claire Burns-Lynch||Chemistry||Dr. William Wuest|
|Mark Gleason||Biology||Dr. Robert Levis|
The goal for the 2014 academic year is to select 8-10 Science Scholars from the accepted incoming freshman class. The program is highly selective with an academically challenging selection proces. There is a formal application and selection process which includes a full review by the Science Scholars Faculty Committee.
The selection requirements are as follows: