High School Research
The Science Park High School Research Program offers academically talented high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge scientific research under the direction of faculty mentors at the Science Park campus in Smithville, TX.
Students who participate in the program during the academic year are provided an opportunity to earn one science credit in a Texas Education Agency (TEA)-approved course called Scientific Research & Design. Academic-year participants are expected to devote at least 10 hours a week to the program for two semesters.
A summer program is also offered for high school students in conjunction with the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). During the summer, high school students participate in a variety of activities, including a weekly lecture series developed and administered by postdoctoral fellows and the Scientific Symposium, where students present a 10-minute talk describing their research results. Summer students are recruited for both the Smithville and Bastrop campuses, and are required to participate in all 10 weeks of the program, dedicating approximately 40 hours each week. A generous stipend is provided.
How to Apply
Academic year program: Please contact Chris Contreras at (512) 237-9425 or email@example.com.
Summer program: The application deadline for the 2014 summer program is February 1, 2014. Program dates are June 9 - August 15, 2014. Contact Chris Contreras at (512) 237-9425 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.