- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June
- Session Length: Six Weeks
- Entering Grade: 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Mathematics, Engineering
- Selective: No
- Ages: 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: Free
Held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Research Science Institute (RSI) is a six week, cost-free, residential summer science and engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research.
Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI).
Participants experience the entire research cycle from start to finish. They read the most current literature in their field, draft and execute a detailed research plan, and deliver conference-style oral and written reports on their findings.
RSI scholars first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research projects.
Students invited to the program receive free tuition, room, and board. Their only expense is transportation to and from MIT. This allows CEE to select RSI students solely on the basis of academic records and their accomplishments.
RSI is made possible through the support of individuals, parents, alumni, corporations, and U.S. government agencies.