Summer Scholars 2023 Program: May 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023. Details and Applications to the 2023 program will open on November 15, 2022 with Application Deadline: January 15, 2023.

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine will offer several summer research opportunities for undergraduate students focused on exciting, multidisciplinary, team-based research at the intersection of engineering and biology with focus on many of today's most challenging areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). TERM is a highly interdisciplinary field involving a diverse array of participants with science and engineering backgrounds, including molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology and materials science. Students selected for the Summer Scholars Program in Regenerative Medicine at WFIRM will receive a stipend and on-campus housing. The 2022 research internship program is offered between June 1 and August 5, 2022. Details regarding the 2023 program will be posted in November 2023.

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 will receive a $5,000 stipend for their participation in the 9-week program.

Summer Scholars WFIRM 2022

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 9-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.

WFIRM Summer Scholars

2018 WFIRM Summer Scholars reflect on their experience at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.