Hiram Bioinnovation Institute

June 24-27, 2015 (Residential)  CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT.  Please review our other Summer Academy offerings for 2015 and consider applying for one!  Thank you!

Age:  Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Cost:  $325

The Hiram Bioinnovation Institute challenges high school students to take their interest in science beyond research and discovery. Participants will consider how to translate discoveries into products that can be brought to market and benefit society and the world.  The Institute is a four day genomics-based science and entrepreneurship program focusing on solving real-world problems through research and development combined with the entrepreneurship validation process.

Hiram College will award a $1,000 Summer Academy Scholarship to every high school student who attends a 2015 summer academy and enrolls as a full time student at Hiram College. Only one Summer Academy Scholarship will be awarded per new student. The scholarship is renewable up to four years. (For a total of $4,000 in scholarship award at $1,000 per year for four years.)

Who conducts the Hiram Bioinnovation Institute?

Kay Molkentin, Director of the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship

Brad Goodner, Professor of Biology, the Edward J. Smerek Chair of Mathematics, the Sciences, and Technology, and the Director of the Center for Scientific Engagement 

Where is the Hiram Bioinnovation Institute?

The Hiram Bioinnovation Institute is a four-day, residential summer learning experience held on the Hiram College campus, located in Hiram, Ohio.  Hiram's campus is a 45-minute drive from Cleveland and Akron.  Participants will stay three nights in a residence hall.

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The 2015 Hiram Bioinnovation Institute is aimed at high school students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Please submit one registration form and one payment per student.

The total cost for the Hiram Bioinnovation Institute is $325.  Meals, housing and all activities associated with the institute are covered in this price.  The online registration form is linked to two online payment options.  Payment arrangements include:

Cost and Payment Arrangements

Online by Credit Card: Hiram College accepts American Express, Discover, and MasterCard.  When paying by credit card, please note that a 2.5% convenience fee will be included in the total amount charged.

Online by Electronic Check: There is no convenience fee when paying by E-check.

Other Requirements for Participation

Reference: On the registration form, students are asked to provide the name, title, telephone number and email address of a teacher or guidance counselor who is willing to serve as a reference on their behalf.  We assume that references are aware that students have used their names and that they may be contacted.

Register Early! Space is Limited!

The first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance.  High school students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to register.  Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The deadline for registration is June 10, 2015.   

Notification of Acceptance

Once students have registered and paid in full, their registration materials will be reviewed by the faculty leading the institute.  As soon as a student has been approved, Lisa Schneider will send out an email notifying the student that he or she has been accepted to attend.

A week or so before the Hiram Bioinnovation Institute, students will receive via email a link to materials for the institute including:

  • Hiram Bioinnovation Institute Schedule
  • Emergency Medical Form (must be signed by your parent or guardian in order to participate)
  • Directions to Hiram College
  • Campus Map
  • List of Items to Bring with You

Refund Policy

Full payment must accompany registration to be considered for acceptance.  A full refund will be issued for those students not accepted into the institute.  Students who choose to withdraw at least three weeks prior to the first day of the institute will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be made after that date.

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