The summer Institutes for 2015-2016 WSSP will be starting at the Waksman Institute, Rutgers University in NJ, John Hopkins University in MD, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, CA, and Waipahu High School, HI. Access to the files and videos now require the username and password you used to register on the 2015-2016 version of DSAP. Login information for the 2014-2015 will no longer work. If you are participating in the 2015-2016 WSSP please use the 2015-2016 WSSP Project version of DSAP to register.
The Waksman Student Scholars Program (WSSP) provides opportunities for high school students and their teachers to conduct an authentic research project in molecular biology and bioinformatics and publish their findings. This is a year-long program that begins each year with summer Institutes for teachers and one or two of their students. It continues back at each high school during the academic year, when more students can become involved in the research project. In the course of these studies, students, teachers, and research scientists work together on a genuine research problem. By actually doing science, students gain an understanding of how science operates and are encouraged to continue their education and careers in a science discipline. A video of an overview of the WSSP can be found here.