Dr. Al Copland and Karen Adams from the Griffin Research Center at Mayo will be at Creekside to make a short presentation about SPARK on
Tuesday the 14
at 11:45 in the auditorium.
This is our third year and the research our district students do at Mayo is mind blowing. One of our students is in the program now, her research/work was with Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and CRISPR, to give you an idea of what these kids can work on there. Check out the link below to see what the program is all about. If you are interested, go to guidance to sign up to attend!
Mayo Clinic’s SPARK application submission begins January 13 and closes on February 24
This competitive program will select students from St. Johns and Duval County to participate in guided research at the Mayo Clinic for a minimum of 20 hours per week in the summer. During the three years of the program’s existence, we have seen projects in which students from our district have worked on ALS, cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to learn lab techniques and to perform research under the guidance of a mentor.
Minimum requirements to apply are:
- The application submission opens on January 13th and closes on February 24th.
- The program is open to rising juniors and seniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Letters of recommendation from a current science teacher and guidance counselor or administrator is required