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As a result of COVID-19, the ROSA Program for Summer 2023 will be cancelled. Stay tuned for Summer 2024.

Summer 2020 Oncofertility Science Academy Dates

Students must attend all sessions and field trips of the Academy. Failure to attend a session can cause dismissal from the program. 

All sessions are at UC San Diego in various campus locations.

Opening Session of the 2019 Academy

Monday July 6
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
All participants MUST attend.

Saturday Dates: most Saturdays 8 AM to 4 PM

Saturdays July 11, 18, 25
Saturdays August 1, 8, 15  
Sat. August 15 - Closing Program, 1PM for families, teachers, invited guests

Monday & Wednesday Dates: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
August 3, 5, 10, 13

*August 13th is a Thursday and is the judging of student posters

Two Field Trips:

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Conservation: TBD (transportation provided)
Pfizer: TBD  (students must provide own transportation) 

Academic Information

The scientific content of this workshop will be taught by medical doctors and professors at the University of California, San Diego Health Sciences. The teaching will be similar to that in college or medical school. Dr. Ericka Senegar-Mitchell, the Teacher of Record, will conduct all other sessions. The first session on July 6 will be an opportunity for the students to become acquainted and to receive instruction on the use of the course MOODLE Platform which is an integral part of the Academy. Homework will be assigned in advance and due for the session on July 6, 2019.

At the first session on July 6, participants will learn lab safety rules, receive note-taking advice, and participate in an early discussion about the Scientific Posters that they will prepare for the closing program on Sat. August 15. The mid-week sessions (Mon. & Wed. 5:00PM to 8:00PM) will be spent reviewing and discussing the science from the previous Sat. in order to better prepare for the next sessions at the university. In addition there will be invited guest speakers and a lab session. Based on homework assignments, quizzes and other assignments will assess student understanding and progress and culminating in Scientific Research Posters which will reflect graduate-level research.

Closing Program on Sat. August 15 at 1:00 PM is for parents, science teachers and other invited guests.


*Students will receive 5 units of Pre-college credit for attending the 6 week program.