About the Program
What is Saturday Morning Science?
Saturday Morning Science 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 2.5-hour virtual sessions via Zoom on 5 different Saturday mornings between late March and through May 2024. 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 2024, we encourage repeat applicants in addition to new applicants as we will have plenty of “space”! We also can include residents from outside of Texas who are interested in health careers or science-related 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 three sessions and participate in group discussion
Online Registration for SMS Spring
What are the dates of the SMS Spring 2024?
This year’s program will take place from March 30, 2024 through May 25, 2024. Students must attend a minimum of three sessions to receive credit for the program.
- March 30
- April 13
- April 27
- May 11
- May 25
How do I apply?
In order to be considered for the SMS Spring Program, you must submit all of the required statements in one application no later than the deadline set. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. Please do not submit multiple applications.
Be prepared to include these answers that will be on the application:
- 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.
Select candidates will be notified of acceptance via email. Please make sure your email is accurate and spelled correctly.
Applications must be completed NO LATER THAN March 15, 2024 via the online application. We are unable to accept any late submissions.
Select candidates will be notified of acceptance by 3/22/2024
For questions about the program or about the application process, contact SaturdayMorningScience@bcm.edu
Please do not submit duplicate applications.