Students who are currently in grades 10-11 may nominate themselves for the Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP), a multi-week residential summer research program at the University of Iowa. SSTP students conduct original research in University laboratories under the guidance of a faculty mentor. They also produce a research abstract and an academic poster as a part of the program.
Students who participate in the program pay a SSTP fee that covers room, board, all materials, and admission to all regularly scheduled activities. They also pay University of Iowa tuition for a required 3 s.h. of credit. Students and their families are responsible for their transportation to and from SSTP and for incidental expenses, such as souvenirs and snacks. Students are considered for financial aid after they are selected for the program.
The Secondary Student Training Program is administered by the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. For more information, contact the Belin-Blank Center.
Secondary Student Training Program Courses
SSTP:1001 Secondary Student Training Program3 s.h.
Experience conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor; presentation of research findings at concluding seminar.