Young Dawgs get national recognition


The Young Dawgs program, which brings high school students onto campus to do research with university faculty, received the 2013 Community Service and Outreach Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The recognition came with a $10,000 award. Through the Young Dawgs program, run by UGA Human Resources, students spend six weeks studying areas such as chemistry, pharmacy, genetics, astronomy, physics and cellular biology. They work with professors conducting research on various topics including cancer, muscular dystrophy, erosion, ecosystems and moths. The program serves about 110 students per year over three semesters. Since its inception in 2008, it has had close to 600 high school interns who have collected just over 60,000 internship hours under the supervision and mentorship of approximately 600 volunteer UGA faculty, staff and graduate students. Get more at