Online Applications Are Closed.
Applicants will be notified by March 25 of acceptance.
Through its Summer Scholars Program, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) offers undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in exciting, multidisciplinary research firsthand at the interface of engineering and biology in challenging areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). Summer scholars receive a $5,000 stipend and a housing allowance for their participation in the 10-week program.
Much of today's K-16 curriculum is taught to students through textual materials. Although many of these materials are standards-based, a textual approach often leaves out the "how and why" of science. There is considerable room and need outside the traditional classroom-based environment to interest students in the wonders and "real world" applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Concomitantly, a significant challenge is the training of engineers and scientists in the field of regenerative medicine, which requires a multidisciplinary approach. We believe that by providing undergraduate students with opportunities to engage in a highly interdisciplinary, undergraduate research program under the supervision of world-renowned regenerative medicine experts, as well as providing them with connections to continued, advanced education and career pathways, we can inspire and better prepare our next generation of talent needed to solve our most difficult problems and continue to advance the field to result in successful translation for patients.
During the 10-week program, students accepted into the program conduct an individually tailored research project under the supervision of WFIRM faculty and staff. Projects are focused in several areas including biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering, controlled release systems, biochemistry, cell and gene therapy and tissue engineering. Undergraduate students accepted into the program will carry out research under the supervision of prominent biomedical scientists, write a research summary, conduct an oral presentation, and have the opportunity to see their work published.
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View our 2018 Summer Scholars Profiles
Housing provided less than .75 miles from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Downtown Apartment Living in Winston-Salem
The McHugh Sisters Flats at Salem College
222 S. Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Rooms are reserved by WFIRM and rooming information is sent once applications have been selected. Complimentary housing is restricted to McHugh Sisters Flats only.
- A beautiful, new apartment residence hall built on the campus of Salem College offer 4 per apartment with a beautiful living room, kitchen and two baths plus a whole floor of amenities
- Within walking distance. Less than .75 mile walk to WFIRM
- Parking and Internet provided
- Free Washer/Dryer
- Utilities included (TV and internet)
- Some use of the gym, pool and fitness center at Salem and external rental schedules
- Use of all public spaces in McHugh such as the great room, laundry room and balconies
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is about a 90-minute drive to WFIRM.
Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is about a 2-hour drive to WFIRM.
There are shuttles to and from GSO, CLT and RDU to Wake Forest in addition to Ride Share services.