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Draelos Science Scholars

Each year, High Point University invites high school students from High Point Central and Andrews High School to conduct research in our labs as part of faculty mentored research teams. The program provides an opportunity for exceptional high school students who might not otherwise have such opportunities to experience the power, challenge, and allure of research in the sciences.

The program was founded by Drs. Zoe and Michael Draelos in partnership with HPU and the High Point Community Foundation. Dr. Zoe Draelos is an internationally known and respected researcher who works with major corporations all over the world. She is particularly well-known for her work with the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, and her state-of-the-art research center is located in High Point. Dr. Michael Draelos is a well-known and respected gastroenterologist who has practiced medicine for 30 years in the community. The Draelos’ goal for the program is for high schools students to develop passion for research and scientific study.

To read more about the program, click here or here.

To read about the students’ final presentations, click here.

To see the Fox 8 TV spot on the program, click here.

The High Point Enterprise covered the program, click here.


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