SMS Registration Open Through Dec. 31

SMS is a 10-session community outreach program for 7th - 12th grade students from under-served areas of Houston.

The dates for the 2019 SMS program are listed below (all dates listed are Saturdays). Each session begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast, and concludes at 11:30 a.m. All sessions are held at the Baylor College of Medicine Main Campus at One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas, 77030.

If you are not able to attend the majority of the program dates, you should not apply for the program. To receive a completion certificate, students must attend at least seven of the 10 sessions.

  • Jan. 5 and 19
  • Feb. 2 and 16
  • March 9 and 23
  • April 13 and 27
  • May 4 and 18

Current Session

Applications for Saturday Morning Science 2019 are open through Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. As the program begins the following week, we are unable to accommodate late registrations.

This is the 14th anniversary of the program and we are so excited to meet a new group of students who want exposure to careers in medicine and bioscience research!

Online Registration

To register, please read everything on this page and follow the instructions:

  • Complete the online registration via the registration link below (during the designated registration period, usually from October to December. This application includes an essay question.
  • As part of the registration process, you and your parent/guardian will electronically accept the supplemental student contract and parent/guardian authorization.
  • Pay the commitment fee of $40 online during the registration process, or by mail (online payment is preferred, if possible). If paying by mail, be sure to include your Registration ID (provided when you submit your application) on the check/money order.
  • Once you have completed registering, you will receive confirmation of your acceptance into the SMS program in late December, after registration has closed.

SMS Registration Fee

The one-time fee for the SMS program is $40 per student. This is the only cost for the complete 10-week SMS program. Payments can be made using the online credit card terminal at the end of the online application (preferred, if possible), or by personal check or money order. If paying by personal check or money order, please be sure to include the Registration ID from your completed application on the check or money order.

Please make checks payable to Saturday Morning Science.

Saturday Morning Science
One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM 119
Houston, TX 77030

If you have questions about the SMS program, please email Laura Perry Olilo at or call (713) 798-8646.

*We are so grateful for the support of area schools who wish to financially sponsor their students' enrollment in SMS! We ask that payment be made by check for any schools that wish to pay for a group of their students to attend the program. Thank you!

Online Registration

Registration for SMS 2019 will remain open through Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Due to the program starting the following week, we will be unable to accommodate any late registration requests.