Bridge Undergraduate Science Jr. Program (BUGS Jr.)

An Immersive Summer Research Program for High School Students

We are training the next generation of students to surmount disciplinary boundaries, create professional networks, and engage in world-class research as they work to better understand the human body and human health.


UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming number of applications received for the 2024 BUGS Jr Program, we anticipate that the rate of acceptance will be lower this year than has been typical in previous years of the program. We sincerely appreciate your interest in our program and in advancing STEM education and research opportunities for aspiring youth.
Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Seeking Feedback from our BUGS/Jr Alumni

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Bridge Undergraduate Science Program

(BUGS and BUGS Jr. programs)