At Summer Discovery, we are wired to giving you, the high school student, a range of knowledge and disciplines you will need to succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our intensive program is designed on a student-mentor basis where students are assigned to work with a faculty member or graduate student, based on their research interests. Students can expect to work on research projects which may include STEM disciplines such as ecology, geosciences, computer science, hydrology, environmental science, engineering, psychology, and STEM education.
Through the STEM Research Experience at Summer Discovery, you will gain a world of knowledge and experience in the lab and/or the field of your selected discipline. In addition to working with your research partner, we will provide you with a specialized course to give you the tools and support you need throughout the research experience. This course will include topics such as literature review and library resources, data collection and analysis, and the communication of research results. Our courses are geared toward high school students and specified to fit the learning styles considered most effective for young adults.
Students should expect to work on their research projects between 30 and 40 hours, Monday through Friday. They may also be asked to complete additional readings and assignments prior to the start of the program.
With a focus on research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, you, as a student, will have an advantage over your peers. Your experience at Summer Discovery will make you a more well-rounded, knowledgeable individual with enhanced academic and life skills.
“My RC was very nice and had everyone's well-being in mind.”
- Liza Goldstone; Boca Raton, FL
“He was the best RC. He did his best to help us with everything and tried being more of a friend that can help us when needed, rather than just being a floor supervisor. He made routine and boring things fun and was good at making us follow the rules.”
- Sebastian Saygues; Costa Rica