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 Fall 2023 will be entirely virtual and consist of 2-hour virtual sessions through Zoom on six different Saturday mornings between mid-October and early January.
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 Fall 2023, we encourage repeat applicants in addition to new applicants to apply as we will have plenty of “space.” We can also include students from outside of Texas who are interested in health or science-related careers!
What makes me eligible for the SMS Fall 2023 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 Fall 2023
What are the dates for SMS Fall 2023?
This year’s program will take place from Oct. 14, 2023 through Jan. 13, 2024. Students must attend a minimum of four sessions to receive credit for the program.
Dates for SMS Fall:
- Oct. 14
- Oct. 21
- Nov. 4
- Nov. 18
- Dec. 16
- Jan. 13
How do I apply?
In order to be considered for the SMS Fall 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.
Include the following:
- 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 on a rolling basis by Oct. 7, 2023.
Applications must be completed no later than Oct. 4, 2023, via the online application portal. We are unable to accept any late submissions.
If you have questions about the SMS program, please email SaturdayMorningScience@bcm.edu.
Please do not submit duplicate applications.