State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP)

ABOUT S-PREP AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
The State Pre-College Enrichment Program(S-PREP) is an educational and motivational program for academically talented minority and economically disadvantaged high school students who endeavor to enter the field of medicine, science or related health professions. The program's aim is to be a pipeline that will assist with increasing the number of minority physicians, scientists and other health professionals. The program offers a schedule of basic and medical science courses structured in order to place maximum emphasis on the teaching of laboratory skills. The courses offered may include: biology, biochemistry, calculus, chemistry, genetics, microbiology, neuroscience, physics, physiology, and pre-calculus, and SAT preparation course provided by Kaplan. Classes are held on Saturdays, in the Hammer Health Science Center, in both morning and afternoon sessions. In addition, several educational activities are conducted during the course of the academic year: seminars on the college admissions process, and visits to science museums and other educational facilities. S-PREP is one of the 60 Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) in New York State.

Students admitted to SPREP are eligible to apply for a summer research program for high school students run by the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. The BRAINYAC program (Brain Research Apprenticeships In New York At Columbia) admits students with a stated interest in biomedical and specifically neuroscience research who can commit to Saturday afternoon classes starting in January and the four week summer term (July-August). Starting in January, BRAINYAC students learn basic neuroscience concepts and laboratory skills that will prepare them for their four week mentored research experience in a CUMC neuroscience lab during the summer. Students receive a stipend for their participation in the program. Admitted SPREP students will receive more information in October about the BRAINYAC program and how to apply.

 

OVERVIEW

S-PREP 2013-2014

S-PREP 2013-2014 Highlights

S-PREP ALUMNI

S-PREP PARENTS

Newsletter

RESOURCES

TEACH FOR S-PREP

 

CONTACT US
If you think S-PREP is for you and would like additional information, please email us at sprep-ps@columbia.edu.