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FAU and Max Planck to Provide Unique Opportunity for High School Students


FAU and Max Planck to Provide Unique Opportunity for High School Students

Today, FAU and our partners at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Max Planck Germany, announced the creation of the FAU Max Planck Academy, which will give local high school students an experience that no other child in the world will have. Select high school students will have the opportunity to study and work alongside Ph.D.s from Max Planck, the preeminent neuroscience research institute in the world. The FAU Max Planck Academy will be a stand-alone extension of FAU High in Boca Raton, on our John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

Never before have public high school students been welcomed into research labs of this caliber – not only to learn, but to support what the researchers are doing. Our goal is to scale and replicate this program with other schools and institutes, to positively affect change nationwide.

Students will be recruited for the Academy during their sophomore year of high school and will transfer to our model for their junior year. When they complete their senior year of high school, they will have an associate degree and a research background that is unparalleled in the world. We are beta testing the program with six students right now and we look forward to welcoming our first full class of 35-50 students in 2020.

For more information about the FAU Max Planck Academy, visit http://maxplanckacademy.fau.edu/.

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