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Montana EPSCoR's Apprenticeship Program

Participants in Montana EPSCoR's Apprenticeship Program

The overall goal of the Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is to increase the pool of disadvantaged high-school students who have the interest and potential to pursue careers in biomedical/behavioral research and health professions. Additionally, MAP offers opportunities for K-12 in-service and preservice teachers of disadvantaged students to update their knowledge and skills in modern research tools and techniques, as well as strengthen their teaching skills. A total of 20 students and six teachers are recruited each spring from an established network of Montana schools with significant disadvantaged student enrollment. The main component of MAP is a structured, hands on summer research experience for both students and teachers under the direction of active biomedical/behavioral research mentors.

This work was supported by the Montana EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) project, supported by the National Science Foundation (grant EPS 98-71922).

Credit: Montana State University

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