Hiram Genomics Academy (for Tuscora Park Foundation Scholarship recipients from Barberton High School)


May 26 - 29, 2015 (Residential)

For: Tuscora Park Foundation Scholarship recipients from Barberton High School

Cost:  $25

The Hiram Genomics Academy is designed to engage the next generation of young biomedical scientists in cutting-edge research where they will learn molecular biology and genomics concepts and skills.  High school students will take part in research projects that will excite them about important biomedical questions waiting to be explored and encourage them to make research a part of their upcoming college training.

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.)


Lisa Schneider, Associate Director, Strategic Academic Initiatives
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Deadline: May 15, 2015


Download academy materials

What is Genomics?

A gene is a segment of DNA that says "make a particular RNA and/or proteins at a particular time and place".  Over most of the past 50 years, scientists have studied genes and gene products one at a time.  While this approach has been highly successful, there are questions that are best addressed by looking at many or all the genes of an organism at the same time.  All the genes of an organism are known collectively as its genome, and the study of genomes is called genomics.


Who conducts the Hiram Genomics Academy?

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 Genomics Academy?

The Hiram Genomics Academy 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 Barberton.  Participants will stay three nights in a residence hall.



The 2015 Hiram Genomics Academy is aimed at high school students who are rising juniors and seniors. Please submit one registration form per student.

+ Register and Pay

+ Pay OnlyIf you have already registered but have not paid, please click the Pay Only link to be directed to the payment screen. Please be aware that the first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance.


Cost and Payment Arrangements

The registration fee for the Hiram Genomics Academy is $25 for Barberton High School students who have received a Tuscora Park Foundation scholarship.  Meals, housing and all activities associated with the academy are covered in this price.  We thank the Tuscora Park Foundation for their generous support of this program.  The remaining cost of $300 to attend the Hiram Genomics Academy is being generously funded by the Tuscora Park Foundation in the form of a scholarship for each Barberton student who is eligible to participate.

Please be aware that the first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance.  The online registration form is linked to two online payment options.  Payment arrangements include:

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.

The deadline for registration is May 15, 2015.   Interested students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.


Notification of Acceptance

Once students have registered, their registration materials will be reviewed by the faculty leading the academy.  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 Genomics Academy, students will receive via email a link to materials for the academy including:

  • Hiram Genomics Academy 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


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