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Bryn Mawr Launches Summer STEM Fellowship Program

A new Summer STEM Fellowship program will offer rising seniors real-world, hands-on, experiential research opportunities with some of Baltimore’s leading STEM institutions. The program will launch in summer 2023. 

“This is an exciting action step under the Engaging and Extending pillar of Bryn Mawr, Beyond, which challenges us to expand experiential learning and broaden opportunities for partnerships  in the Baltimore community,” said Sue Sadler, Head of School.

Selected seniors may apply to be paired with a research professor in chemistry, environmental science, neurobiology, and chemical/biomolecular engineering for a six-week program. The selected fellows will also meet throughout the year as a cohort to learn from each other and present a symposium-style poster to share with the community following their summer experience.

With partners at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Stevenson University, Johns Hopkins University research labs, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, this year’s experiences include investigating potential metal pollution in Baltimore City soil, studying signaling pathways in cancer cells, and working in a molecular neurobiology research lab on a project related to brain aging and injury. 

“The professors our students will be working with are some of the most enthusiastic scientists and researchers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Bryn Mawr students will work alongside current college undergraduates, PhD students, and have the opportunity to network and meet potential long time mentors in their fields, said Shanae Giles, Assistant Director of College Counseling. 

Learn more about Bryn Mawr’s career exploration and internship opportunities here.