About the Program
What is Saturday Morning Science?
Saturday Morning Science (SMS) is a 12-week long 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 2023 will be entirely virtual and consist of 2-hour virtual sessions (using 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 2023, 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!
Online Registration for SMS Spring 2023 is Open
What are the dates of the SMS Spring 2023?
This year’s program will take place from March 25, 2023 through May 27, 2023. Students must attend a minimum of 4 sessions to receive credit for the program.
- March 25
- April 8
- April 15
- May 6
- May 13
- May 27
What makes me eligible for the SMS Spring 2023 Program?
Everyone is welcome to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status as long as they meet these eligibility criteria:
- Student must currently be in 6th – 12th grade
- Be committed to attend a minimum of four sessions and participate in group discussion
How do I apply?
In order to be considered for the SMS Spring 2023 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.
The application must be completed no later than March 10, 2023 via the online application portal. We are unable to accept any late submissions.
Selected candidates will be notified of acceptance by March 17, 2023.