Summer Science
Research Program

June 5 - August 13, 2017

A virtual program for high school students interested in building a strong research foundation.


The Global STEM Alliance

The Global STEM Alliance addresses the growing need for highly skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by accelerating STEM learning around the world. It is the latest initiative of The New York Academy of Sciences, an organization that since 1817 has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery and promoted vital links between science and society. As one of the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, the Academy has become one of the most significant organizations in the international scientific community.

20,000 Members
20,000 Members
30 Nobel Laureates
30 Nobel Laureates
100 Countries
100 Countries
300 Universities
300 Universities
Jane Smith

"This course is a valuable stepping stone for students interested in pursuing scientific research. I enjoy bringing my experience to the class to give students an understanding of real-world applications of the topics."

Arthee Jahangir — Course Instructor, Postdoctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City

Summer Science Research Program

The goal of the Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) is to give superior high school students a solid foundation on science research and provide an experience that will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science disciplines and prepare them to pursue a program of undergraduate research.

Over a 10-week period, students will learn the characteristics of scientific research questions, methodologies used to generate and test hypotheses, and essential elements of experiment design and data analysis. The curriculum is based on a graduate-level course adapted for high school students, covering material that is not usually available through high school programs.

Coursework is facilitated by an expert instructor to support students’ personal and intellectual development. Instructors are experienced educators pursuing PhD degrees or conducting postdoctoral research at leading institutions, such as Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Students meet weekly for 60-minutes connecting with peers and experts from around the world through an online virtual classroom. During each class, groups will review assignments, collaborate on exercises, and discuss new weekly topics. Additional office hours outside class can be scheduled upon request.

  • Lesson 1: The Nature of Scientific Inquiry
  • Lesson 2: Scientific Questions & Hypotheses
  • Lesson 3: Observations & Data
  • Lesson 4: Designing & Implementing an Experiment
  • Lesson 5: Comparing Two Samples
  • Lesson 6: Analyzing & Sharing Results

Features of the Course

Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom    

The course will be conducted using an advanced online learning platform with live video discussion and messaging.

Small Groups
Small Groups    

Each section is capped at 20 students to ensure each student receives individual attention.

Expert Instructors
Expert Instructors    

Our instructors are experienced educators pursuing PhDs or conducting postdoctoral research at top universities.

Advanced Curriculum
Advanced Curriculum    

Course content is based on a graduate level research program to fast track motivated students.

Jane Smith

"The Research Program was an incredibly enriching and diverse experience. My instructor was committed, and it was amazing to interact with so many intelligent students, all with different backgrounds, but all passionate about STEM.”

Gabriel D. — High school student, New York City

Benefits

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have gained the skills to tackle university-level research, experience working with scientists and mentors at top research universities, and a global network of peers having similar interests. In addition, students will receive a New York Academy of Sciences Research Certificate for college transcripts.

Many students who have participated in the course are now employed in university research positions, published or collaborated on work in preparation for publishing, and been finalists in science competitions such as the Google Science Fair, Intel Science Fair, and the Siemens Competition.

Benefits of the Course

Research Certificate
Research Certificate    

A certificate from The New York Academy of Sciences that can be included in transcripts.

Research Skills
Research Skills    

Students will acquire skills and experience necessary to excel in any research setting.

Global Network
Global Network    

With over 40 countries represented in previous cohorts, students will develop a cross-cultural network of like-minded peers.

Strong Transcript
Strong Transcript    

The Academy is a premiere institution of knowledge with global reach and an extensive network of university partners.

 

 

Eligibility

Students must be at least 13 years of age on the program start date of June 5 and currently enrolled in high school in the United States. While many SSRP students are “rising seniors” (in the summer between junior and senior year), this is not a requirement. Students who expect to have graduated high school by this summer are generally ineligible.

 

Tuition & Dates

December 12 – January 31

Early Enrollment

$1200

Plus $50 Application Fee

February 1 – March 31

Regular Enrollment

$1500

Plus $50 Application Fee

June 5 – August 13

Summer Science Research Program Begins

The $50 application fee is non-refundable. Applications are not considered complete and are not reviewed until the application fee is paid. The deadline for early enrollment is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Students are accepted on a rolling basis. Successful students will be notified of admissions via email. A commitment to enroll and $300 course deposits are due 7 days within admissions notification. The remaining course balance is due Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Enrollment is limited. Sections with enrollment of less than twenty students are subject to cancellation. For questions, please contact Anthony Nguyen, Program Manager at anguyen@nyas.org.

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