Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences (PARS)
Empowering girls to pursue science
Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences (PARS) offers young women in high school the opportunity to explore their interest in reproductive health, and possibly a career in reproductive science. PARS strives to provide a highly interactive environment for its students through small-group discussions, demonstrations and hands-on labs.
As a PARS participant, you will do the following:
o Perform science experiments in state-of-the art Penn labs
o Witness the fertilization and development of a mouse
o Help make ethical decisions with a team of scientists
o Take a crash course in college readiness and planning
Since summer 2010, 75 students have participated in our program. Our alumni have received scholarships to attend the University of Pennsylvania, Barnard College and Drexel University, among others. Our students continue to pursue science in their undergraduate education.
To learn more, contact Dr. Jamie Shuda, Program Director.
PARS is hosting a summer session on August 12-14 from 9am to 4pm for 10th - 12th grade high school girls. Applications are now being accepted through Friday, June 21st midnight. Requirements to apply are listed on page 1 of the application form: PARS Summer 2013 Application. This work is funded in part by grant U54-HD06817 from the National Institutes of Health.