Please provide a response to each of the following questions. Your response may not exceed 300 words per question.
1. What Person or event has been most influential in the development of your science career? (You should describe a person or situation that propelled you toward your career path in science or research.)
2. Discuss your specific interest in pursuing a career in biomedical, behavioral or social science health-related research and your academic and career goals. Describe how the BioSTAR program would help you attain your goals, including the non-financial benefits you may attain from the program.
3. In responding to the following questions be sure to only include those activities and awards that are relevant to your interest in science and biomedical research.
a. Describe extracurricular activities in which you have participated in the past or are participating in currently. (For example-science fairs, science clubs, internships, community service, hobbies). Describe the specific role you played in the activities.
b. List special recognitions, scholastic awards and honors, and any scholarships you have received. Include a short narrative to help us understand the award, scholarship, or recognition.
c. Describe any activities, whether voluntary or paid positions, that demonstrate involvement with and/or commitment to biomedical, behavioral or social science health-related research which you participated in during the school year or summer. If you engage in research, describe the specific role you played in the research project.
4. How would you evaluate and describe your aptitude in relation to the characteristics listed below? In responding, give specific examples of science-related projects which demonstrate your aptitude in the following areas. Avoid responses "I am very curious" or "I have much initiative." Carefully evaluate and include specific and relevant examples.
b. Work habits
d. Creativity in problem-solving
e. Ability to work as member of a team
f. Leadership skills (include elected or other positions you have held or projects you have initiated)