About the Program
What is Saturday Morning Science?
Saturday Morning Science (SMS) is an interactive STEM program held on Saturdays throughout the year. SMS allows 6th – 12th graders in Houston and surrounding areas to participate in interactive sessions designed to enhance exposure to STEM careers and topics including basic scientific research, clinical research, medical careers, career development activities, and mentored small group experiences.
Saturday Morning Science Spring will be entirely virtual and consist of 2-hour virtual sessions via Zoom on 6 different Saturday mornings between late March and May. The first half of the session will consist of an invited lecturer or large group activity, and the second half will consist of a small group interactive discussion facilitated by BCM faculty, students, or staff.
Due to the virtual nature of SMS Spring, we encourage repeat applicants in addition to new applicants as we will have plenty of “space”! We also can include students from outside of Texas who are interested in health careers!
What makes me eligible for the SMS Spring Program?
- Student must currently be in 6th – 12th grade
- Be committed to attend a minimum of four sessions and participate in group discussion
Online Registration for SMS Spring
What are the dates of the SMS Spring 2024?
Please check back early 2024 to see when the program will begin.
How do I apply?
In order to be considered for the SMS Spring Program, you must submit all of the following in one application packet no later than the deadline set for applications. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered:
- A statement outlining your career goals and interest in the SMS program. This should be no longer than half a page but can be as short as two to three sentences. The statement should include what you hope to gain from a program like SMS that may not be offered by your school
- If you have previously participated in SMS, please include a sentence or two on what you gained from your previous SMS experience and what you hope to gain this year.
For questions about the program or about the application process, contact SaturdayMorningScience@bcm.edu
Please do not submit duplicate applications.