Monell Chemical Senses Center

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  • “The Monell Science Apprenticeship Program brings high school and undergraduate college students to the Center each summer to conduct experiments related to the senses and nutrition.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Organization Street Address: 3500 Market Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19104
    Organization Phone Number: 267-519-4719
    Short Description of Organization:

    At the Monell Center, scientists from many disciplines work together to focus on understanding the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell and define the broad significance of these senses in human health and disease. Monell is the world ™s only independent, non-profit scientific institute dedicated to basic research on taste and smell.
    We welcome high school and undergraduate students from the greater Philadelphia area who are curious about biomedical science to participate in the internship program. The program is committed to promoting diversity in the sciences. We strongly encourage students from groups under-represented in the science professions “ including females, racial and ethnic minorities, and the economically disadvantaged “ to apply. Our goal is to stimulate interest in biomedical science as a career among these groups.

    An intensive seven-week internship allows students to participate in structured research experiences, as well as in a number of enrichment activities. The budding scientists gain an increased appreciation of the chemical senses, and also valuable experience in the world of working scientists: a demystification of science, the development of critical thinking skills, and hands-on experience of the scientific process. Follow-up evaluations from past participants show that the vast majority of apprentices pursue degrees in science. To learn more about the Monell SAP, please explore the links at left."

    Program Street Address: 3500 Market St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19104
    Program Phone Number: 267-519-4719
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Microbiology
    • Zoology
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): West Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply): Summer

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 9th -12th grade
    • Other
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 26-50%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: No

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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