Harvard Medical School
Educational Outreach Programs
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115

P: (617) 432-4634
F: (617) 432-3834

Director: Sheila Nutt

Contact: Robert Simpson
P: (617) 432-1557
F: (617) 432-3834

Hinton Scholars AP Biology Program

Year Program Started: 2003

Max. Participants/Year: 110

Application Deadline: September

Program Timeframe: October - May (approximately two sessions per month)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, supplemental component to AP biology course

Program Attributes: non-credit, books/supplies provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 10, 11, and 12), area of residence (Boston Public Schools), currently enrolled in AP biology course

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), ecology, chemistry of life, molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, diversity of organisms

Additional Comments: The Advanced Placement (AP™) Biology Hinton Scholars Program is designed to enhance students' understanding of the AP Biology Big Ideas framework. Components include: hands-on inquiry-based AP bio science labs, small group tutoring led by Harvard medical and graduate students, enhancement of student's scientific communication skills, mastery of digital probeware tools, and access to Harvard lectures, conferences, researchers, and faculty, and career panel discussions in the biomed sci.