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Governor's STEM Scholars 2017-18

The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. The program, a public-private partnership for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), is open to New Jersey students from grade 10 to the Ph.D. level. If accepted, student scholars receive a comprehensive introduction to the state’s STEM industry through a series of conferences, field trips, internship opportunities, and a research project. The program seeks to attract a diverse group of 75 high school and post-secondary students who are passionate about STEM and who are representative of all of New Jersey. The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is an initiative of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the Secretary of Higher Education.

The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program provides students with firsthand learning about STEM professions and allows them to engage in meaningful dialogue with representatives of New Jersey’s vast STEM industry, including research and development leaders, academic professionals, and state policymakers. The program offers scholars the ability to make mentoring connections that can last into their professional careers.

In addition to attending four themed conferences on Saturdays throughout the school year, scholars will visit actual research & development facilities to meet STEM professionals.

Students who are accepted into the Governor’s STEM Scholars program will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build connections and discover what the state has to offer across all sectors of the STEM field – academia, industry, and government.

Additional information about the program and the application process is available on the Governor’s STEM Scholars website: www.govstemscholars.com

The application deadline is 5/26/17. Please notify your school counselor by 5/19/17 if you intend to apply, so that we can send them your transcript.

Previous BTHS STEM Scholars:

  • 2014-15: Mike Abelar, Anekha Goyal, Victoria Momyer, Meghana Singh, and Gillian Teitelbaum
  • 2015-16: Sara Camilli, Saavan Chintalacheruvu, John Larkins, Tiffany Paul, Jenna Weingarten, Marisa Wu and Burton Ye.
  • 2016-17: Nicholas Fotopoulos and Calvin Wang
  • 2017-18: ????

Gov School & NJ Scholars (Class of 2018)

Biotechnology High School is proud to nominate outstanding students in the class of 2018 for the following summer programs:

These are extraordinary enrichment opportunities provided to New Jersey high school students at no cost to families. To learn more about each of these individual programs, please click on the links above.

The Guidance Department will select nominees on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and demonstrated interest. We are able to nominate 1 student for each of the Governor's Schools and 2 students for New Jersey Scholars.

If you would like to be considered as a BTHS nominee, please submit your application by Monday, December 19th. Any application submitted after 7:30 am on 12/19 will not be considered.

Here is the link to: BTHS Gov School / NJ Scholars Application.

Also Note: students may apply for more than 1 program. Submit a separate application for each program that you would like to be considered for.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Good luck to all who apply!


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Teen Suicide Prevention - Leadership Opportunity

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) is currently seeking applications from Monmouth and Ocean County high school students for a place on their Youth Council Board for the 2016-2017 academic year.

In its initial year, more than 60 students from over 25 high schools in Monmouth and Ocean County joined the SPTS Youth Council to help prevent teen suicide. Youth Council members play a crucial role in helping to develop programs for community outreach in and around Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as nationwide. Their voices will help shape what projects the organization undertakes, and they'll have a chance to help save lives.

Here is the Youth Council Application, due by June 30, 2016.

To learn more about The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, visit:



National STEM Video Game Challenge

Level up from video game player to video game designer!

Inspired by President Obama’s Educate to Innovate Campaign to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge taps into middle and high school students’ passion for playing video games and motivates them to work as individuals or in teams to design and make original, playable games or written game design documents about any subject.

The STEM Challenge is open to students in the U.S. in grades five through 12. The deadline to submit entries is August 15, 2016. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000, as well as game design and educational software. Student winners will be invited to a special event at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. in November.