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Topics: New York City, Natural science, Nature Pages: 3 (660 words) Published: January 25, 2014
Science in the Big City:
Exploring Career Opportunities in the Natural and Physical Sciences

New York City
May 13-18, 2014

Students in the Natural Sciences at the University of Houston-Downtown are generally accomplished and motivated students with strong interests in science. However, students typically have a very limited perception of the science careers available to them outside of medicine. To educate students as to the array of potential careers available in the sciences (not medicine), Drs. J. Johnson and L. Morano are leading an end-of-the semester trip aimed at exposing motivated students in the Natural Sciences to the diverse career opportunities available to them.

This 6-day, 5-night program in New York City will expose students to a unique, behind-the-scenes look at an array of careers and allow students to experience the type of science involved with each career. During the trip students will meet with professional scientists at a variety of research, teaching and government institutions, learn about the nature of these careers, and see firsthand what goes on day-to-day at these diverse career sites. Tentative destinations include the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Gardens, and various laboratories at New York University. Students will also have the opportunity to tour New York City and take in all the city has to offer.

This trip is not intended for students that are pursuing only professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary, etc.). Students interested in combined professional/graduate degrees (M.D./Ph.D.) are eligible. Interested students should fill out the attached application and submit it to Dr. J. Johnson (N606) or Dr. L. Morano (N813). Applications may also be given to the office staff in N813. Applications must be received no later than noon on Monday 3 February 2014. No late applications will be accepted. Applicants must be full-time students at the University of Houston – Downtown in...
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