The summer program at our department is aimed at providing opportunities to high school students in the greater St. Louis area and students currently enrolled in under-graduate sciences and engineering programs in the Midwest. This program provides unique opportunities for students to learn and explore how cutting edge research is conducted in different laboratories.

In previous years, we have had around 15-20 students from different levels complete this program. The students, in past, have been involved in ongoing research such as conceptualizing and developing motion platforms for cardiac motion, designing a 3D printing based compensator, simulating radiation dose deposition in radiation therapy, image processing and image fusion, and much more.

At various laboratories, the student investigators work closely for a maximum of 40 hours per week. At the culmination of 10 to 12 weeks, all student investigators participate in a summer student symposium, where each student presents novelty of their research and discovery to peers and faculty at the department for 15-20 minutes.

When and where to apply

Slots are made available by the end of January each year. The vacancies are filled on first-come-first serve basis. Applications including a detailed CV, and potentials research interest should be directed to the attention of Dr. Rao Khan.

Rao Khan, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology