The Aspirnaut™ Summer Research Internship Program is a residential, hands-on experience for high school and undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Participants engage in a full-time research experience as a member of a team of scientists and in professional and personal skills development.

Aspirnaut’s™ mission is to increase STEM achievement and the numbers and diversity of the STEM workforce.  The program provides opportunities in STEM for talented youth from rural and diverse backgrounds, empowering them to effect positive change in themselves, their families and communities for generations to come.  Persistence in STEM courses of study, pursuit of advanced degrees, and entry into the STEM workforce exceeds national norms. Highly acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading STEM diversity initiatives, Aspirnaut™ has over a decade of outstanding data and a track record of success.

This year’s Aspirnaut™ Lu-Springer High School Summer Research Scholars program will take place June 2 – July 13, 2024. The deadline for receipt of application and all supporting materials is 11:59PM CST on January 17, 2024.