JHS UTEC

 

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UTEC GOALS

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  1. Create a pool of well-trained high school students who can successfully complete undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in the health professions, biomedical research, and public health
  2. Sponsor and implement courses that prepare undergraduate students to pursue advanced studies in public health disciplines
  3. Provide high school and undergraduate students with hands-on experiences that create interest in biomedical research and health-related professions

 

SLAM

 

The Science, Language Arts and Mathematics (SLAM) Workshops are conducted during the summer at Tougaloo College.   SLAM Workshop I is for students who most recently completed the ninth grade, SLAM Workshop II is for students who most recently completed the tenth grade, and SLAM Workshop III is for students who most recently completed the eleventh grade. The three workshops are sequential with each one building on the material from the previous workshop.  However, students are not required to complete the workshops sequentially. 

 

The workshops are designed to strengthen the communication and quantitative skills critical to the study of science.   In addition, the workshops provide information about the Jackson Heart Study, as well as career opportunities in the health sciences and biomedical research.

 

Classes in each SLAM workshop session are taught by college professors and instructors from schools in the Jackson metropolitan area.  Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. HOUSING IS NOT PROVIDED.

 

Applications for the SLAM workshops are posted on the Tougaloo College website (https://www.tougaloo.edu/academics/programs/jackson-heart-study) in January each year. There is no application fee.  However, students who are selected to participate in SLAM must submit a non-refundable deposit to secure their slots.

 

If you would like to receive additional information about UTEC programs, please email jhsutec@tougaloo.edu

Each year, twelve freshmen students at Tougaloo College are selected from a competitive pool of applicants and designated as JHSUTEC Scholars.            

Benefits of the UTEC Scholars Program          

•Scholars learn about public health and related disciplines through the JHSUTEC sponsored courses and related activities. 

•Scholars are introduced to career opportunities in public health, biomedical research,  and other health-related professions.

•Scholars conduct research under the mentorship of health professionals and scientists and present their research findings on the local and national levels.

•Scholars earn stipends.
•During the academic year, Freshmen Scholars earn $300 per month. Sophomore Scholars earn $350 per month.  Junior and Senior Scholars earn up to $500 per month.

•During the summer, Scholars who have completed the freshmen year earn up to $3150.  Scholars who have completed their sophomore and junior years earn up to $4500.


Students invited to return to SLAM II or SLAM III do not need to re-apply.

SLAM APPLICATION

Selection Criteria for New Students

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Overall Grade Point Average

Courses taken or soon to be taken

Standardized test scores

Recommendation letters

Essay quality


 

Structure of the workshops:

  • No fee for attending.
  • Upon completion you receive a stipend.
  • Workshops include classes in Science, Language Arts, Mathematics.
  • Taught by experienced teachers -Tougaloo College and Jackson high schools.
  • Classes held Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Lunch Will not be provided.
  • HOUSING WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.  
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Scholars Program
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Benefits of the UTEC Scholars Program

● Scholars learn about public health and related disciplines through the JHSUTEC sponsored courses and related activities. 
● Scholars are introduced to career opportunities in public health, biomedical research,  and other health-related professions.
● Scholars conduct research under the mentorship of health professionals and scientists and present their research findings on the local and national levels.
● Scholars earn stipends.
○ During the academic year, Freshmen Scholars earn $300 per month. Sophomore Scholars earn $350 per month.  Junior and Senior Scholars earn up to $500 per month.
○ During the summer, Scholars who have completed the freshmen year earn up to $3150.  Scholars who have completed their sophomore and junior years earn up to $4500.

2017 Scholars Application [Application DEADLINE: October 27, 2016]

Twelve freshmen are selected every year and are designated as Jackson Heart Study Scholars.  The Scholars may major in any field of their choice

Requirements for UTEC Scholars

● Scholars must successfully complete all UTEC sponsored courses: Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology (Fall-Sophomore year), Biostatistics (Spring-Sophomore year), Research Methods in Public Health and Epidemiology (Fall-Junior year), and Ethics Medicine and Technology (Spring-Junior year or Spring-Senior year).
● Scholars must maintain a GPA of 3.0 every semester.
● Scholars must mentor high school students in the SLAM workshops and other UTEC sponsored activities for ten weeks during the summer following the freshmen year.
● Scholars must participate in a research practicum for at least eight weeks during the summers following the sophomore and junior years.
● Scholars attend seminars and other activities designated by the UTEC. 

Requirements for UTEC Scholars

 

 Requirements to Continue in the Program (updated: December 15, 2015)

 

Mid and End of Year Performance Evaluations of Current UTEC Scholars
All students who desire to continue in the UTEC Scholars program will be evaluated in the following three areas: PERFORMANCE, ATTITUDE and BEHAVIOR. Failure to meet one or more of the criteria will constitute grounds for termination from the program.

Investigators Publications and Presentations

Current Scholars:   List of Current Scholars 

Research Spring & Fall Placement:   
Spring 2021 Placement, Fall 2020 Placement, Spring 2020 Placement,  Fall 2019 Placement, Spring 2019 Placement
Fall 2018 Placement,  Fall 2017 Placement2017 Spring Placement, Fall 2016 Placement, Spring 2016 Placement,  Fall 2015 Placement , 2015 Spring Placement2014 Fall Placement2014 Spring Placement,  2013 Fall Placement2013 Spring Placement,   2012 Fall & Spring Placement,  2011 Fall Placement,   2011 Spring Placement,  2010 Fall Placement,   2010 Spring Placement,   2009 Fall Placement,   2008 Fall Placement  

Research & Summer Placement:
2020 Summer, 2019 Summer,  2018 Spring, 2018 Summer, 2017 Summer Placement,  2016 Summer Placement,  2015 Summer Placement2014 Summer Placement2013 Summer Placement2012 Summer Placement,  2011 Summer Placement,  2010 Summer Placement,  2009 Summer Placement,  2008 Summer Placement2007 Summer Placement  
    
Presentations by Scholars: 
2020, 20192018,  2017, 2016,   20152014, 20132012,   2011,  2010,  2009,  2008
,  2007,  2006,  2005,  2004,  2003,  2002  

Scholars Honors & Awards: 

2020, 2019, 2018,  2017,  2016,  2015, 2014, 20132012,  2011,  20102009  

 Publications:  Publications by Scholars  

JHS Scholars Who Have Completed the Program