Programs for K-12 students
BEST: Building Excellent Scientists for Tomorrow Internships for High School Students
This Building Excellent Scientists for Tomorrow (BEST) program is for high school students interested in pursuing careers in science and technology-based areas. This is not a residential program. The program is run by Continuing Education in conjunction with the Center for STEM Education. Interns research in labs throughout the Peoria area for a required total of 150-300 hours for the duration of the program. They work side-by-side with top researchers and their teams to learn first-hand about the research process. Interns will also receive additional training in scientific methods, research ethics safety and related topics in a three-day-long orientation at Bradley University. Students must be at least 15 years of age to apply. If you have questions, contact Dean Campbell, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
Bradley University DAPCEP Program
The Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) was founded in 1976 in order to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who are motivated and academically prepared to pursue degrees leading to STEM careers. Currently the DAPCEP programs reach more than 11,000 youth annually through school district, college/university and numerous corporations. Students in grades 4th to 12th can pursue advanced STEM educational pathways at Bradley. Each course meets once per week for five weekends in a row, and covers important STEM inspired topics such as robotics, aerodynamics, coding, chemistry, biology, actuarial science, mathematics, environmental science and engineering. More information can be found at https://www.dapcep.org/pathfinders-at-bradley-university/.