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Shock Academy for Introduction to Laboratory Skills (SAILS)

Are you interested in science? Anxiously waiting for your first research experience? Would you like to get your feet wet doing research in a laboratory? If so, we invite 9th to 11th graders to apply for the Shock Academy for Introduction to Laboratory Skills (SAILS) Camp.

The NIA SAILS Camp is a three-day training program designed specifically for you. The Camp will include lectures and interactive activities.

  • Develop the skills you need to be successful in science
  • Learn about biomedical research and the exciting work being done at NIA
  • Get acquainted with the cutting edge tools and techniques used in today’s research to address tomorrow’s health issues
  • Have dialogue with actual scientists on how they became interested in science
  • Get an introduction to DNA, diabetes, and histology of the brain, among other interesting topics
  • Meet other budding future scientists like yourself

Space is limited, so please complete the attached application and return it as soon as possible. If you have any additional questions, please contact Ms. Arlene P. Jackson at jacksona@mail.nih.gov

How to Apply

The SAILS Camp is a three-day training program designed specifically for 9th to 11th graders. The Camp will include lectures and interactive activities to help you develop the skills you need to be successful in science and learn about research and the exciting work being done at NIA.

The application period for the NIA Shock Academy for Introduction to Laboratory Skills (SAILS) for Summer 2017 is now closed. To apply:

1. Download the SAILS application.  You must download Adobe Reader DC in order to complete and sign the forms. Free download available here

2. Save Application form to your computer.

3. Fill out form with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

4. When Form is completed and signed (using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC), send it as an attachment to: jacksona@nia.nih.gov

5. Please direct any questions to Ms. Arlene Jackson at 410-558-8121 or via e-mail: jacksona@nia.nih.gov.