TESTIMONIAL

What did you learn from this program?

"I learned that there is much you can accomplish in the span of one day. I also learned that communication is key in large groups".

"I learned leadership skills and how to think critically. I learned how to deal with certain types of people and living with other people in a single space. My best experience was being able to work closely with prominent figures in the field of public health".

"I learned about the devastating effects of railroad developments in Berkeley residents, especially of those from low socioeconomic status. I also learned on how to collaborate with other students and professors to write a research paper".

"I learned about the devastating effects of railroad developments in Berkeley residents, especially of those from low socioeconomic status. I also learned on how to collaborate with other students and professors to write a research paper".

"I learned the true importance of public health in our world from researching the harmful effects of pm2.5 in our lives. I also learned how much our daily actions can impact the environment from the trash picking at the beach".

What was your favorite activity?

"My favorite activity was the Sanctuary Tour. I learned so much about the aquatic life and how much we as humans negatively impact their ecosystem".

"I liked organizing the data at night because that’s when the day’s work became satisfactory".

"My favorite activity was using different types of observation tools, including microscopes, to observe particles in wind. It was interesting because while people believed the best tool for observation would be the expensive compound-light microscope, the best was in fact the cheaper field microscope with weaker magnification".

"AI lab because I got to learn about subjects I was very interested in".

"Food! Fun with the group and good eats and working on the balcony together/walking a lot/focus the lectures".

What was your favorite class/subject/lecture and why?

"UCSF Medical Center Tour".

"My favorite lecture was the lecture with James Nolan. I learned a lot about the importance of our air quality and I also got some practice presenting a presentation".

"My favorite lecture was the computer science one because I got to learn just how big of an impact robots can have on our future".

"My favorite lecture was Dr. Costello’s lecture on statistical significance. I was surprised to learn that although some research papers may sound to be legitimate, they may actually have no significance at all when the p-values are considered".

"My favorite lecture was Dr. Thakur's lecture about stressors. Her talk about adverse childhood experiences closely aligned with my personal interests".

What other fields would you like to explore other than environmental science and public health?

"Computer Science".

"I would like to study chemical engineering since it is the study of all living and non-living things, which, at a larger scale, build up our world".

"Business Economics".

"Chemical Engineering, Gynecology, Orthopedics".

"Design/Technology and Chemistry".

Student's Intended Major (Area of Interest)

"Business, Economy, History".

"Computer science, Music, Business".

"Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering".

"Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Ehemistry".

"Computer science, Music, Business".
How did this program shape you or relate to your current academic interests? How will you apply what you have learned in the future?

"I don't really enjoy meeting new people initially, so I was able to be more extroverted and be more open. I think that helping to write the paper helped me in improving my writing skills and it will be useful for me in the future as a scientist".

"It made me more confident about my decision to major in computer science and it also made me confident as a person in general".

"It allowed me to work together on a difficult task. It is a strenuous task of writing a research paper but as we collectively worked together it was much easier and better. In the program, most of the lectures very well prepared me for college as I will have to sit with similar lectures".

"This program shaped me as a person because it taught me resilience and conformity and it was interesting to see how what scientific research is like and that I do not want to go into a science background".

"This program has tested my character and personality, while furthering certain personal and academic traits such as leadership and teamwork. It also furthered my interest in helping people and social sciences".

1775 Tysons Blvd, 5th Floor, McLean, VA 22102 (United States)

925 N La Brea Ave, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90038

315 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018

221-17 Northern Blvd 1st Floor, Bayside, NY 11361 (Parking on 2nd Floor)