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  • 4 Weeks 7/1 - 7/27 $7,799 $7,549 STEM Research Experience
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/20 $5,999 $5,749 STEM Academies
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/20 $6,299 $6,049 CU Scholars Credit Academies
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Open to students completing grades 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of recreation facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 on weekends), activities and trips.

Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $75 each way), class materials, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and personal spending money.

University of Colorado - Curriculum & Courses

STEM Research Experience

  • Top STEM Research Experience
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics:  The STEM Research Experience is an intensive program designed to engage highly motivated high school students in university level STEM research. Participants are selected through a competitive application process and assigned to a faculty or graduate student mentor based on their research interests. Specific research projects vary from year to year but involve a range of STEM disciplines, including ecology, geosciences, computer science, hydrology, environmental science, engineering, psychology, and STEM education.

      During the 4 week program, participants will work in pairs on a specific research project under the guidance of their assigned mentor. Although work schedules may vary among different labs, participating students should expect to work 30-40 hours Monday-Friday on their research project and may be asked to complete additional readings and assignments prior to the start of the program.

      In addition to working with their research mentor in the lab and/or field, Research Experience students will participate in a weekly Research Methods seminar course led by CU Boulder faculty. This course will cover topics such as literature review and library resources, data collection and analysis, and communicating research results, and will provide students with support throughout the research experience. The STEM Research Experience will culminate with a research poster presentation session in which participating students will share their research results with peers, mentors, and other university colleagues.