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High school students get a taste of college life at the First Annual Summer Researchship Program

Posted June 20, 2014

Idaho State University is hosting approximately 15 high-ability rising sophomores at the first annual “Summer Researchship” program June 17 and 18 on the ISU campus.

The program, organized by ISU’s Admissions Visitors Center, offers promising high school students hands-on activities with several of ISU’s colleges and the Division of Health Sciences, and the ISU Career Center.

The goal, said Matthew Kroeger, director of Admissions, is to showcase the myriad of opportunities ISU offers for research and scholarship at the undergraduate level. The students also have the opportunity to get a taste of college life, staying in residence halls, playing at the ISU Game Center and making use of the ISU Craft Shop.

The student participants were nominated for the new program by their high school counselors. ISU hopes to grow the program over the coming years, Kroeger said.