Learning Science by Doing Science
The Waksman Student Scholars Program (WSSP) provides opportunities for high school students and their biology teachers to participate in, and contribute to, an authentic research project in molecular biology and bioinformatics. This is a year- long program that begins each summer with a three-week seminar and laboratory Institute held at the Waksman Institute located on the Busch Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. It continues back at each high school during the academic year when more students can become involved, and concludes the following spring with the Waksman Forum Poster Session. Since its inception in July 1993, over 250 high school science teachers and approximately 3,500 high school students have worked on scientific research investigations with instruction from Waksman faculty and staff. The WSSP and its affiliated programs receive support from the Rutgers Waksman Institute, the Toshiba America Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Our corporate sponsor, GE Healthcare Life-Sciences, provides donations, in-kind and technical support.