Most scientists will tell you that there is
nothing more exciting than science. Yet science courses often fail to
capture the excitement of research and discovery, and students often
lose interest in science at an early age. That's why we've developed
the Research in Ecology Program, to offer middle school students the
opportunity to see the exciting side of science, and feel the
satisfaction of discovery.
In this commuter program, rising seventh-grade
students spend six weeks during the summer in an intensive program
in which they explore the ecology of southern Florida, and learn, firsthand, how many
fields such as statistics, computer science, and writing are important to the
life sciences. Students work in teams on research projects designed
to allow them to gain confidence in their scientific ability. We
invite you to look at the kinds of research performed by students in
this program by using the links to past programs on this page.
Individuals interested in participating in the program
can obtain an application online. Simply click on the appropriate
link on the left to retrieve a printable form (requires the free
This program is open to Miami-Dade
County Public School students who have completed sixth grade and will be entering seventh grade in the fall, and to Miami-Dade Middle-School science teachers.
For More Information
Please call the University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach
at (305) 284-5058.