Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 03, 2013
A cutting edge summer camp affiliated with the USC Keck School of Medicine is now available to stellar science students who otherwise would not be able to attend. With the aid of timely scholarships from a prominent USC alumnus, The Early Investigator High School Program (EiHS) in Stem Cell Research is accepting accomplished youth scientists from across Los Angeles.
Elliott Broidy, investment manager and philanthropist, bestowed EiHS with the scholarships on the heels of success for his other youth based initiatives. These victories include a congressional screening and prestigious film festival award for the poignant movie ‘Sugar’, for which he was an executive producer. Elliott Broidy, President of Broidy Capital Management, also serves in advisory capacities for Lauren’s Kid Foundation and Council of Guardians of Aviva Family.
The EiHS echoes the diversity of Los Angeles by enabling gifted young scientific minds of all backgrounds to work collaboratively in furthering stem cell research, according to its website. The summer science camp includes a stem cell techniques course, which is open to all city high school students who meet the admissions requirements. The class curriculum features topics that range from stem cell structure to learning the latest laboratory advances at lectures conducted by USC medical experts.
Extended 8 week research internships, which offer career planning and faculty guided research or writing opportunities for the EiHS Journal are also available. The internship is catered solely to high school students and is conducted from June to August.
Elliott Broidy, EiHS Board member, said that allowing bright students from lower income areas to attend the summer camp is an investment in his native Los Angeles and crucial to confirming notions that every child can make a difference.
For more information on the EiHS Program, please visit: http://www.usceihs.com/.