Below is a compilation of several research programs. Over the next week or so, think about aspects of programs which appeal to you and organize the material necessary for each application-should you wish to apply. These programs should be about your personal development and interest in science and math. Apply with intent; not as a thing to do “look good on college applications”.
There are clearly more ‘student science training programs’ and ‘research opportunities for high schools students’ then I have noted here-a google search of those key words and a university you are interested in may open up more program but these seem to be the most nationally reputable and popular with students. If you find something in your search which appeals to you, please pass the information on me and I will add it to the list.
Note carefully deadlines, application requirements and length of program.
Several program are open only to rising seniors- I have noted that where applicable.
Additionally I have copied the Url which should direct to you to the application – you should spend time researching the identity of each program on its website as each is unique. All program are competitive and will offer you an opportunity to engage and participate in”hands – on” science beyond that of a shadowing experience.
. Research Science Institute
It is recommended that PSAT math scores but at least 76, and combined math, verbal and writing PSAT scores be at least 220. ACT math scores should be at least 33 and verbal score at least 34. Lower scores must be offset by strong indicators of mathematical , scientific, and academic potential exemplified in recommendations, high school grades and science activities.
. Simon Summer Research Fellowship – open to rising seniors only
01/20/16[postmark deadline]; click on Applying to
A maximum of three student per school may be nominated. Please let me know ASAP if you wish to be considered for nomination
. Summer High School Outreach Program, Rockefeller University
The Rockefeller University’s Summer Science Research Program(SRP) is designed to offer intellectually curious. highly motivated high school students with a strong aptitude in the life or physical sciences a total-immersion experience in a laboratory research. Each year, approximately 35 outstanding high schools students are chosen from a large number of applicants. Students are matched to a lab according to their stated field of interest and are individually mentored by graduate students, post doctoral fellows, or lab heads. These mentors volunteer to design and supervise individualized summer projects for their students. Student must be 16 years old at the start of a program in order to participate.
Scholarships are available for students demonstrating need. The SRP does not provide room and board to its participants. Most of our students come from New York Metropolitan area; those who don’t must secure their own accommodations.
. Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program
. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Summer Research Program
. Drexel University College of Medicine
On or around 02/06/2016
Medicine-SURF Summer Undergraduate Research Program (Would need to find local accommodations in greater Philadelphia/NJ area
Other programs available that are week-long institutes including biomedical engineering
. Summer Science Program, New Mexico Tech, Cal Tech
. Center for Precollegiate Education and Training, University of Florida
Completed applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be invited beginning on February 2016 and accepted until the program is full. Note: Application material will be available 12/14/2015
. NIH Summer Internship Program
Rolling admission [Application is available from mid-November to March 1]
Note: Must contact NIH Investigator directly to be considered from program. Data for 2015 indicates that applicants who submit their material in first two weeks have a success rate 3 times greater than those who submit during the 2 weeks just before the deadline.
. Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program
Open to females: early admission deadline, on or around 03/01/16
. Texas Tech University Clark Scholar Program
Application information will be available December 2015
. Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP), University of lowa
. Scripps Research Institute: High School Students Summer Internship
Link is currently not active for Palm Beach County – may need to contact Human Resources for inquiries
. Travelling abroad?
SciTech 2016, Summer Science Camp for High School Students, Haifa Israel
. Research Internship in Science and Engineering Program, Boston University
Check Back December 15 for application details
. MITES: Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering, MIT
Check website for application details
. Michigan State University, High School Honors Science Maths and Engineering Program
. Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists(PROMYS), Boston University
Last year’s application deadline: 04/01/15
. California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science
Application open: 01/19/16 – 02/19/16