The SUPREMES program is comprised of 2 modules, each lasting one semester.
Module 1: Training
Students will attend two, consecutive afternoon workshops (~6 hours total) per week at MCW and/or MU to further their research understanding through state-of-the-art technology, scientific scholarly writing, and laboratory techniques/methodologies. Training in data analysis, statistics, electrical circuits, professionalism, resiliency, and laboratory safety will also occur.
Module 2: Laboratory Practicum
Students will apply the knowledge and skills developed in Module 1 during a semester-long research-based investigation in a laboratory setting at MCW, MU, the CRI, Versiti, or the VA Medical Center. Throughout the module, students are required to work a minimum of 6 hours a week in an assigned laboratory setting matching their research interests. Students that are high school juniors may return for their senior year to continue the laboratory experience if all requirements are met in their junior year.