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  1. Summer Programs Lynbrook Science (10/24)

  2. COSMOS • Held at the UC campuses • 4-weeks, different “clusters” • Variety of STEM topics • From astrophysics to marine biology to videogame design • Open to incoming 9-12th graders • Most popular choice • App opens January, due February • Cost: ~$3,250

  3. SIMR • Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program • 8-week, biomed-centered research, one-on-one with mentor • Immunology, stem cell biology, bioinformatics, etc. • Previous experience not necessary • Highly selective • Application Period: Dec. 1 to Feb. • Cost: Free

  4. RSI • Center of Education Excellence’s Research Science Institute • Extremely competitive, ~30 students in nation • 6-week, one-to-one work with mentors • Projects are Siemens, Synopsys, and Intel STS worthy • Testing (w/ PSAT), short answers, two rec letters • Application Starting in November • Cost: Free + Stipend

  5. YSP • UC Davis’s Young Scholar Program • 6-week program, biological sciences • Vary from labwork to fieldwork to computer modeling • One-on-one work with research faculty • Current sophomores and juniors (~40 students) • Application Period: Dec. 1 to Mar. 21 • Two essays, two recommendation letters • Cost: $6,200

  6. SSTP • University of Iowa Secondary School Training Program • 5-week, original research under faculty mentor • Current sophomores or juniors • Quite a few participants return for second year • Application Period: Nov. 3 to Mar. 1 • Two essays, two teacher recommendations • Cost: ~$5,875

  7. TIP • Duke University’s Field Studies Program • 2-week experience, throughout U.S. and abroad • More field investigations, less lab research • Includes not only scientific research but law/literature • Rolling Admissions, relatively high acceptance

  8. SSP • Summer Science Program • 39-day, two campuses, New Mexico Institute of Technology (Socorro, NM) or Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) • Three-person team determines orbit of a near-earth asteroid • Build skills in physical sciences, math, computer science • Current sophomores, juniors (36 students per campus) • Application Period: Dec. 15 to Mar. 1 • Short answers, science/math rec letters, optional resume • Cost: ~$4,300

  9. SPARC • 2-week program, later in summer (August) • “Applied Rationality”, meta-meta-cognition • How to be cool, meet interesting people, life philosophy • Use scientific tools to model and make the most out of life • Bayesian Statistics, Cognitive Biases, Machine Learning, etc. • Application deadline around April • Cost: Free

  10. Independent Research • Find Labs, email professors • Prepare to email a lot of different places • Research professor’s concurrent projects • Use to personalize emails and communication • No real time schedule, but contact early • February/March vs. May

  11. Thanks for coming! See you next week!