Two intensive high school summer research programs. Complete a 4-week research investigation with experimentation and immerse yourself in science this summer OR immerse in a 2-week scientific methods boot camp with presentation and orator training.
iResearch Institute offers financial aid and is funded by iResearch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
The first research camp open to all high school aged students
Our students have gone to win top science research competitions, including the International Science and Engineering Fair, the Siemens Competition, and Regeneron STS.
Explore any field you would like to explore, from C. elegans to environmental sciences to artificial intelligence, we assist your learning using the scientific method! The 4-week experimentation program explores original projects created by iResearch Institute staff!
Get Ph.D. level mentorship and conduct research with undergraduates from MIT, Hofstra, and Stanford
See the film, SCIENCE FAIR, that includes the head instructor for iResearch Institute!
This BOOT CAMP is the best way to prepare for upcoming, competitive explanations of science (50% Science; 50% "The Sell"). Learn science research concepts i.e. how to write an abstract, presentation skills (written and verbal), journal retrieval and annotation, investigate a scientific discipline of choice, learn to write a formal research paper, etc. and identify future topics of interest for scientific research.
We will teach the following science research methods:
Complete review of presentation and scientific writing skills
Individual members can work alone or join a team to address aspects of an original research project to support or negate a proposed hypothesis.
We encourage the use of research experimentation at competition:
Complete review of laboratory techniques and safety with data collection
|Dates:||2 week program - July 20 - July 31, 2020
4 week program - July 6 - July 31, 2020
|Application Deadline:||Opens January 31, 2020; rolling acceptance of Part I and Part II - until April 2020|
|Tuition:||2 week program - $2695.
4 week program - Please Contact Us
|Financial Aid:||Limited numbers of full and/or partial scholarships are available. Please submit a financial aid letter with Part II of application|
|Eligibility:||Students must complete seventh grade (2-week program) and complete eighth grade (4-week program) by June 2020.|
|Program Hours:||Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm|
|Location:||Nassau Community College (NCC) - Garden City, NY 11530|
|Instructors:||Serena McCalla, Ph.D.; undergraduate and graduate research fellows|
|Chaperones:||Students will be directly supervised in the laboratory and escorted to lunch and all other activities (includings library and computer facilities, etc.). Transporation to and from NCC is not provided by iResearch Institute.|
Stanford University; Intel STS Finalist (2017); Siemens Competition Semifinalist (2017)
Harvard University; Intel STS Semifinalist (2010), Intel ISEF Finalist (2008-2010); Siemens Competition Semifinalist (2008)
Case Western University School of Medicine; Intel STS Semifinalist (2012), Intel ISEF finalist (2011, 2012)
Yale University; Intel STS Semifinalist (2010), Intel ISEF Finalist (2008-2010)
iResearch Institute High School Summer Program is geared for motivated students who want to use their summer recess to increase understandings of the scientific research process. These students will learn detailed research methodologies and conduct novel experimentation. The iResearch Institute will train students in science research methods through clarifying science with inquiry. Experimentation will be conducted to prepare students for science research related competitions, as applicable.
iResearch Institute Summer Research Program will be held at Nassau Community College (NCC); 1 Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530: 2 week session from July 20-31, 2020 and 4-week session from July 6 - July 31, 2020. The High School summer research program will be run from 9AM - 4:30 PM daily, Monday-Friday
Please contact us for waiver of application fee, if applying for financial aid. Limited numbers of full and/or partial scholarships are available. Please submit a financial aid letter with student application.
Students who are interested in our high school summer research institute, intensive science research methods and laboratory investigations must complete the full application process. Student eligibility for the iResearch Institute programs must satisfy all requirements for the intensive summer research application.
We highly recommend that all high school students who wish to apply to our 4-week summer experimentation program have taken advanced biology, minimally. Students increase their chances of being assigned to a complex laboratory component and advanced experimentation in our summer research program, as applicable to formal educational training.
You must complete the application by applying online via our plug in system.
iResearch Institute Summer High School Research Program application process opens January 31, 2020. All documents should be uploaded directly to the iResearch Institute Summer Research Program site.
To be considered in our initial high school summer program application review, submit your application at any time after January 31, 2020. The application process is rolling but all applications must be received by end of business for ROLLING and Rolling to be considered for admission. Refer to "Letter of iResearch Institute Acceptance," below, for details on program acceptance. Admission selection is rolling until laboratory capacity is reached.
After Rolling deadline, any remaining applications received by the close of business will be reviewed for program acceptance to complete the summer high school program fulfillment of classes. The selection process will continue until all application reviews close in late spring.
All selected applicants will be notified by May 29th.
Please complete the Typeform application HERE, which contains the following information:
Essays for Part II of the application are found below (complete in a Word document prior to beginning Part II of the online application).
Note Well: Two letters of recommendation, should be emailed directly to contact@iResearchCorporation.com or iResearchCorporation@gmail.com by student recommenders ONLY (not the student) following the criteria below:
Students may add themselves to a waitlist after being notified as a student of interest by emailing email@example.com or iResearchCorporation@gmail.com. The guidelines for the iResearch Institute waitlist are listed below. Please note well:
The waitlist is not first-come, first-served. Selection from the waitlist is determined using the same criteria as regular registration admissions. Placement on the waitlist can vary from student to student, week to week.
After May 2020, applications received by the close of business will be reviewed for program acceptance to complete the summer program fulfillment of classes. The selection process will continue until all application reviews close in late spring. All selected applicants will be notified by May 29th.
Waitlisting for the iResearch Institute summer research program is a commitment. The waitlist process is designed to fill every open seat in the research methods courses and laboratory experiences. If a student is at the top of the waitlist and space opens up, the student will be notified via email. After being selected to be removed from the waitlist and to join the program the student will have 7 days to notify us of future participation. If at any point, you decide that you no longer wish to be considered for a waitlisted enrollment position, please be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org or iResearchCorporation@gmail.com immediately.
Students on a waitlist will receive an email communication about their status no later than May 30th, where they are either assigned to the program or denied admission for this calendar year.
On May 30th students will be removed from the waitlist unless they ask to keep their waitlist status active via email.
Although we would like to accommodate all students who apply, due to space limitations this is not possible. When completing the application, we encourage you to list as many curricular and extracurricular activities, test scores (PSAT, Olympiad scores, etc.), academic records, etc. as possible to increase acceptance rates. This will give you the best possible chance of participating in our program this summer.
Because lab space at our site is limited, we often have more requests than we can accommodate.
Students will be notified by email if accepted to the iResearch Institute summer research program. Admission is rolling and students will begin to receive acceptance shortly after applications open on January 31st. Please be mindful to check email spam folders frequently. The applicant will receive an email regarding acceptance into the iResearch Institute and have 10 days after being notified about acceptance to agree to participation. Full iResearch Institute summer program payments should be RECEIVED no later than June 1, 2020.
To withdraw your child from the program for any reason prior to arriving on site, you must notify iResearch Institute in writing. Refunds take approximately 4-6 weeks to process from the time that the withdrawal notification is received by the iResearch Institute. Refunds are issued in the same method of payment (check or charge) used for the initial payment to iResearch Institute. Refunds are sent to the students address of record. Please refer to the chart below for more information regarding iResearch Institute refund policies.
|Before February 25th||Summer Program Tuition will be refunded in full.*||The application fee will not be refunded under any circumstances|
|After Registration opens but before summer program begins||February**||Tuition will be refunded in full.||The application fee will not be refunded under any circumstances! Tuition fee refund under limited circumstances**|
|March**||Tuition will be refunded, less 25% OF THE DEPOSIT|
|April**||Tuition will be refunded, less 50% OF THE DEPOSIT|
|May**||Tuition will be refunded, less 75% OF THE DEPOSIT|
|After final enrollment selections, preparation, and start of High School Summer Program Begins||June- August||Tuition will NOT be refunded. No refund after summer session begins under any circumstances||The application fee will not be refunded under any circumstances|
*Tuition fees paid are fully refundable only in the following circumstances: if a student withdraws for a medical reason and provides us with appropriate documentation from a physician or the student did not receive sufficient financial aid.
**If a student withdraws due to a medical reason and appropriate documentation from a physician is provided, a refund will be given on a prorated basis.
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