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The overall goal of the Montana Apprenticeship Program
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The overall goal of the Montana Apprenticeship Program

May 7, 2010
The overall goal of the Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is to increase the pool of disadvantaged high school students who have the interest and potential to pursue careers in biomedical/behavioral research and health professions. Additionally, MAP offers opportunities for K-12 in-service and preservice teachers of disadvantaged students to update their knowledge and skills in modern research tools and techniques as well as strengthen their teaching skills. A total of 20 students and six teachers are recruited each spring from an established network of Montana schools with significant disadvantaged student enrollment. The main component of MAP is a structured "hands on" summer research experience for both students and teachers under the direction of active biomedical/behavioral research mentors.

This work was supported by the Montana EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) project with support from NSF grant EPS 98-71922.