Programs

The following are lists of programs that are recommended for those interested in the sciences. They are broken into 3 general areas:

For Students at Wesleyan

Other Programs in the Health Partnership Initiative

High Schools Programs

 

Programs suggested for Wesleyan Students 

HPPI (Health Professions Partnership Initiative)

Wesleyan University
Butterfield B315
Middletown CT 06459
Phone: (860) 685-3164
Email: jdonady@wesleyan.edu James J. Donady PhD - Director
Fax (860) 685-2991
 

 

 

Year program started: 1996 (as Project 3000 by 2000)

Maximum participants/year: 15

Application deadline: Rolling Admissions

Program timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic level targeted: pre-college, high school graduate

Targeted groups: disadvantaged students including low income, first-generation college and under-represented minorities

Type of program: education, internship/fellowship, counseling, career/academic planning, college prep

Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, financial aid provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided

Disciplines targeted: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, biology (cellular), biology (molecular), biophysics, biotechnology, chemistry, pre dentistry, dentistry, epidemiology, engineering (biomedical), genetics, pre-medicine, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pathology, pre-pharmacology, pharmacology, psychology, public health, science (biomedical), science (computer, mathematical), science (environmental health), science (social, behavioral), science (health), statistics/biometrics/biostatistics

Acceptance requirements: matriculation at Wesleyan, class year (pre-freshman year)

Comments: The goal of the program is to prepare pre-med students for college life (academic/non-academic) at Wesleyan University.

 

College Enrichment Program

University of Connecticut Health Center
Health Professions Partnership Initiative
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington CT 06030-3920
Phone: (860) 679-3483 Email: jfigueroa@nsol.uchc.edu Boake L. Plessy PhD -
Fax: (860) 679-1875 Web: http://medweb.uchc.edu/departments/hcop/index.shtml Jan Figueroa -
 

Year program started: 1986

Maximum participants/year: 25

Application deadline: March

Program timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic level targeted: college

Targeted groups: African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican

Type of program: education, career/academic planning

 Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided Disciplines targeted: biology (cellular), chemistry, physics, calculus. Acceptance requirements: class year (college sophomore), disadvantaged status (economic/educational), GPA/academic standing

Comments: Applicants must be from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the health professions (African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican mainland) or others from disadvantaged backgrounds. They must meet all eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program.

 College Enrichment Program (Clinical)

University of Connecticut Health Center
Health Professions Partnership Initiative
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington CT 06030-3920
Phone: (860) 679-3483 Email: jfigueroa@nsol.uchc.edu Boake L. Plessy PhD -
Fax: (860) 679-1875 Web: http://medweb.uchc.edu/departments/hcop/index.shtml Jan Figueroa -
 

Year program started: 1986

Maximum participants/year: 25

Application deadline: March

Program timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic level targeted: college

Targeted groups: African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican

Type of program: education, career/academic planning

 Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided Disciplines targeted: biology (cellular), chemistry, physics, calculus. Acceptance requirements: class year (college sophomore), disadvantaged status (economic/educational), GPA/academic standing

Comments: Applicants must be from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the health professions (African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican mainland) or others from disadvantaged backgrounds. They must meet all eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program.

Special College Enrichment Program (clinical)

Wesleyan University
Butterfield B315
Middletown CT 06459
Phone: (860) 685-3164 Email: jdonady@wesleyan.edu James J. Donady PhD - Director
Fax: (860) 685-2991 Renee Johnson - Contact
 

Year program started: 1998

Maximum participants/year: 6

Application deadline: March

Program timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic level targeted: college

Targeted groups: African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican

Type of program: Clinical Experience in Psychiatry at Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown

 Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided. For students interested in Psychiatry or Psychology, who are currently enrolled at Wesleyan University.

Comments: Applicants must be from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the health professions (African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican mainland) or others from disadvantaged backgrounds. They must meet all eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program.

 

McNair Program

Wesleyan University
Butterfield B315
Middletown CT 06459
Phone: (860) 685-3164 Email: jdonady@wesleyan.edu James J. Donady PhD - Director
Fax: (860) 685-2991

Wesleyan does not operate a federally-funded McNair program.

However, it has several other programs, which accomplish the same goals.
 

 

Year program started: 1992

Maximum participants/year: 15

Application deadline: February 1

Program timeframe: year-round

Academic level targeted: college

Targeted groups: African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, other Hispanic, Alaskan Indian Type of program: education, research, internship/fellowship, counseling, mentoring, career/academic planning Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided Disciplines targeted: all.

Acceptance requirements: matriculation at this school, disadvantaged status (first-generation college students low income)

Comments: The goal of the program is to prepare students for graduate school in their chosen field.

  

Summer Program in Chemistry - NSF/REU

Wesleyan University
Chemistry Department
Middletown CT 06459
Phone: (860) 685-2649 Email: jbruno@wesleyan.edu Joseph Bruno PhD - Director
Fax: (860) 685-2211 Web: http://www.wesleyan.edu/chem/reu Joseph Bruno PhD -
 

Year program started: 1995Maximum participants/year: 7

Application deadline: March 1

Program timeframe: summer (ten weeks)

Academic level targeted: college

 Targeted groups: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, other Hispanic

Type of program: research Program attributes: non-credit, housing provided, transportation provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided

Disciplines targeted: biochemistry, chemistry,

Acceptance requirements: matriculation at this school, disadvantaged status (underrepresented minority), GPA/academic standing (above 2.7), recommendations; rising seniors given preference

 

Howard Hughes Summer Program

Wesleyan University
Chemistry Department
Middletown CT 06459
Phone: (860) 685-2649 Email: jbruno@wesleyan.edu Joseph Bruno PhD - Director
Fax: (860) 685-2211 Web: http://www.wesleyan.edu/chem/reu Joseph Bruno PhD -
 

Year program started: 1995luz

Maximum participants/year: 25

Application deadline: March 1

Program timeframe: summer (ten weeks)

Academic level targeted: college

 Targeted groups: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, other Hispanic

Type of program: research Program attributes: non-credit, housing provided, transportation provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided

Disciplines targeted: biochemistry, chemistry,

Acceptance requirements: matriculation at this school, disadvantaged status (underrepresented minority), GPA/academic standing (above 2.7), recommendations; rising seniors given preference

Summer Research Fellowship Program

University of Connecticut Health Center
Health Professions Partnership Initiative
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington CT 06030-3920
Phone: (860) 679-3483
Email: jfigueroa@nsol.uchc.edu
Boake L. Plessy PhD - Director
Fax: (860) 679-1875 Web: http://medweb.uchc.edu/departments/hcop/index.shtml Jan Figueroa - Contact
 

 

 

Year program started: 1988

Maximum participants/year: 10

Application deadline: March

Program timeframe: summer (ten weeks)

Academic level targeted: college

Targeted groups: any group, African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican

Type of program: research, mentoring, career/academic planning Program attributes: non-credit, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided Disciplines targeted: science (biomedical)

Acceptance requirements: class year (college junior and up), disadvantaged status (economic/educational)

Comments: Applicants must be from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the health professions (African American, Mexican American, Native American, Puerto Rican mainland) or others from disadvantaged backgrounds who meet all eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program.

 

Medical/Dental Preparatory Program

University of Connecticut Health Center
Health Professions Partnership Initiative
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington CT 06030-3920
Phone: (860) 679-3483 Email: jfigueroa@nsol.uchc.edu Boake L. Plessy PhD - Director
Fax: (860) 679-1875 Web: http://medweb.uchc.edu/departments/hcop/index.shtml Jan Figueroa - Contact
 

Year program started: 1983

Maximum participants/year: 25

Application deadline: March

Program timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic level targeted: college

Targeted groups: any group, African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican

Type of program: education, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided

Disciplines targeted: pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, science (biomedical)

Acceptance requirements: class year Junior), disadvantaged status (economic/educational)

Comments: Applicants must be from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the health professions (African-American, Native American, Puerto Rican mainland) or others from disadvantaged backgrounds who meet all eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program.

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Programs in the health professions partnership Initiative

Pre-College Enrichment Program

University of Connecticut Health Center
Health Professions Partnership Initiative
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington CT 06030-3920
Phone: (860) 679-3483 Email: jfigueroa@nsol.uchc.edu Boake L. Plessy PhD - Director
Fax: (617) 679-1875 Web: http://medweb.uchc.edu/departments/hcop/index.shtml Jan Figueroa - Contact
 

 

 Year program started: 1996

Maximum participants/year: 30

Application deadline: March

Program timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic level targeted: college, pre-freshman

Targeted groups: any group

Type of program: education, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided Disciplines targeted: biology, chemistry, mathematics/English. Locations: UConn Storrs, Central Connecticut State University.

Acceptance requirements: class year (pre-freshman), disadvantaged status (economic/educational)

Comments: Applicants must be from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the health professions (African American, Mexican American, Native American, Puerto Rican mainland) or others from disadvantaged backgrounds. They must meet all eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program.

 

High School Student Research Apprentice Program

University of Connecticut Health Center
Health Professions Partnership Initiative
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington CT 06030-3920
Phone: (860) 679-3483 Email: jfigueroa@nsol.uchc.edu Boake L. Plessy PhD - Director
Fax: (860) 679-1875                                                                                                        Web: http://medweb.uchc.edu/departments/hcop/index.shtml Jan Figueroa - Contact
 

 

 

 

Year program started: 1983

Maximum participants/year: 15

Application deadline: March Application

Program timeframe: summer (six weeks) program

Academic level targeted: grades 9-12

Targeted groups: African American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican

Type of program: research, mentoring, career/academic planning Type Of

Program attributes: non-credit, salary provided, and mentors/advisors provided Program

Disciplines targeted: dentistry, medicine, science (biomedical), science (health)

Acceptance requirements: class year (grades 11 -12), area of residence, disadvantaged status (economic/educational)

Comments: Applicants must be from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the health professions (African-American, Mexican American, Native American, Puerto Rican mainland) or others from disadvantaged backgrounds who meet all eligibility criteria and have a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program.

BRIDGE Program

University of Connecticut
School of Engineering 191 Auditorium Road U-187
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-5536 Email: boyd@eng2.uconn.edu Teresa E. Boyd - Director
Fax: (860) 486-2295 Teresa E. Boyd -Contact
 

Year program started: 1988

Maximum participants/year: 50

Application deadline: pre-college (May)

Program timeframe: summer (six weeks)

Academic level targeted: college

Targeted groups: any group, African American, women

Type of program: education, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program attributes: meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided Disciplines targeted: biotechnology, engineering, engineering (biomedical), science (computer, mathematical) Acceptance requirements: acceptance into the School of Engineering

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Programs to consider before coming to Wesleyan

 

Upward Bound

Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street - Copernicus Hall 60E
New Britain CT 06050
Phone: (860) 832-1904 Email: clarkdufnerp@ccsuctstate.edu Petra Clark-Dufner Director
Fax: (860) 832-0191 Petra Clark-Dufner Contact Fax
 

Year program started: 1987 Yea

Maximum participants/year: 120

Application deadline: February

Program timeframe: September - June and summer

Academic level targeted: grades 9-12

Targeted groups: any group

Type of program: education, college preparation

Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided, academic enrichment

Disciplines targeted: biology (cellular), chemistry, education

Acceptance requirements: area of residence (Bristol), disadvantaged status (low income), potential first-generation college bound students

 

Upward Bound - ConnCap

Wesleyan University
41 Lawn Avenue
Middletown CT 06457 300
Phone: (860) 685-2970 Email:dmthomson@wesleyan.edu Donna Thomson Director
Fax: (860) 685-3115


 

Year program started: 1966 Year

Maximum participants/year: 195

Application deadline: varies

Program timeframe: year-round including summer component

Academic level targeted: grades 6-8, grades 9-12

Targeted groups: any group

Type of program: education, internship/fellowship, counseling, mentoring, career/academic planning, motivational development

Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, counseling Type

provided, mentors/advisors provided, academic preparation

Disciplines targeted:

Acceptance requirements: area of residence (specific Connecticut cities), disadvantaged status (low income), GPA/academic standing

Comments: (college capable), potential first-generation college bound students

 

Partners in Science

PIMMS at Wesleyan
178 Cross St., Middletown, CT 06459
Phone: (860) 563-8181 x6456 wtoney@wesleyan.edu Wilma Toney, Associate Director
Fax: (860) 529-5823 Web: 
http://www.wesleyan.edu/pimms
 

Year program started: 1994

Maximum participants/year: 30

Application deadline: April

Program timeframe: July and three follow-up Saturday sessions

Academic level targeted: grades 6-8

Targeted groups: any group

Type of program: education, research, students conduct research projects with guidance from mentors

Program attributes: meals provided

Disciplines targeted: biology, chemistry, physics, environmental, general, earth science

Acceptance requirements: area of residence (Hartford, Wethersfield and Bloomfield), highly motivated students

Comments: Program is designed for highly motivated students (grades 6,7 and 8) in science enrichment. It is a model program to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to become involved in a long-term research project with adult professional mentors. The target schools are Silas Deane Middle School in Wethersfield and South Middle School and A.E. Burr Middle School in Hartford.

 

Health Professionals Recruitment Program (HPREP)

Yale University School of Medicine Committee Overseeing Volunteer Services (COVS)
367 Cedar Street
New Haven CT 06510
Phone: (203) 737-2169 Email: johnsokl@biomed.med.yale.edu Dr. Nancy Angoff - Director
Kevin Johnson Contact
 

Year program started: 1994

Maximum participants/year: 100

Application deadline:

Program timeframe: September - May

Academic level targeted: grades 9-12

Targeted groups: African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, other Hispanic

Type of program: education, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, books/supplies provided, mentors/advisors provided

Disciplines targeted: pre-dentistry, education (health, science), pre-medicine, medicine, nursing, pre-pharmacology, public health, science (biomedical), science (health)

Acceptance requirements: area of residence (New Haven), matriculation required for volunteers

Comments: Part of the Student National Medical Association's effort to get high school students involved in health care issues relevant to their communities.

 

ConnCAP

Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street, Copernicus Hall
New Britain CT 06050
Phone: (860) 832-1904 Petra Clark-Dufner Director
Fax: (860) 832-0191
 

Year program started: 1995

Maximum participants/year: 50

Application deadline: February

Program timeframe: summer

Academic level targeted: grades 7-12

Targeted groups: any

Type of program: education, college preparation

Program attributes: non-credit, meals provided, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, financial aid provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided, academic enrichment

Acceptance requirements: area of residence (New Britain), disadvantaged status (low income), college bound students.

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