The Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) program seeks to encourage youth from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to pursue cancer research and healthcare careers. View the program brochure here.
To achieve this goal, RUYES will:
- Engage high school science teachers in mentored cancer research and provide curriculum development support to create novel instructional approaches for teachers to take to classrooms.
- Inspire, motivate and educate high school and undergraduate students through mentored cancer research training, co-curricular support and professional development activities.
- Connect with middle school students and their families in their communities through innovative outreach activities to enhance awareness and appreciation of science education and research careers.
Participants will engage in research and program related activities for three months per year for two years.
RUYES will replace both the CURE and CREHST research programs.
The RUYES program is generously funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute grant 1R25CA247785.
Application Portal for Summer 2024 opens November 4. Applications are open until positions are filled.
Early Decision February 23
Regular Deadline May 1
Students Must complete the following qualifying survey to determine eligibility and receive application link:
Student Qualifying Survey
Start Date for 2024:
Undergrad Students: June 24, 2024
High School Students: June 28, 2024
Teachers: June 28, 2024
Expected end date for summer Program:
Undergrad Students: August 30, 2024
High School Students: August 30, 2024
Teachers: August 23, 2024