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Apply: 2019 ASSIP Application-opening application date is Dec. 1, 2018. Applications will be closed on Feb. 15, 2019.

The George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program was established in 2007 by Dr. Lance Liotta, Dr. Emanuel Petricoin III, Dr. Virginia Espina, and Amy Adams to give high school and undergraduate students, who have an interest in STEM, access to real-world, hands-on research.

Students  work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Serious Game Design, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics.

As part of the 7-9 week full-time training, students:

  • Gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge sophisticated equipment and technologies,

  • Develop and exercise scientific writing and communication skills

  • Explore STEM career choices through discussion forums and meetings with role models

  • Develop and exercise creative skills, crucial to performing innovative research

Hard work often pays off with participants' names published in scientific journals and their work presented at scientific conferences.

The 2019 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program will begin on either Monday, June 3rd or Monday, June 17th, depending on student and mentor agreement,  and will conclude with a poster symposium on Friday, August 9th, 2019.

There is no fee for students to participate in the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program. A small application fee will be required (which may be waived based on financial need).