- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: May, June, July, August
- Session Length: Four Weeks, Two Months
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, STEM, Engineering
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Career Clusters: Health Science
- Credit Awarded: No
The foundation of all research is an understanding of what is known about the topic of interest. You will become an expert on what is currently known about a specific question. This requires an intense study of a narrow area of inquiry.
Based on your interest, you will be placed in one of our allied labs and work with a Graduate Student Mentor for eight sessions (typically given over two months) with the support of a Principal Investigator (University Faculty).
Despite the struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue our mission with remote research opportunities for students around the world. Every IRI student works with university faculty, not just graduate students, from world-renowned universities.
Here's how it works:
Academic Freedom: You will choose a subject that interests you or an active research topic from one of our labs and develop a question that will drive your research.
1-on-1 Mentorship: You will be placed in an IRI lab and work with a Graduate Student Mentor and university faculty (PI), developing a strong professional and personal relationship with them.
Flexible Schedule: Your meetings with your Graduate Student Mentor or university faculty (PI) will happen every week, depending on your schedule and preferences. They usually last an hour. All meetings are 100% remote. You can be located anywhere in the world.
Guidance and Support: From there, you will pursue your research question. Depending on the program you choose, you will get support from 8 to 16 weeks.
Rigorous Academic Standards: The content you will be creating will be academic and rigorous. You will use a proper academic tone, a science vocabulary, and you will learn how to reference sources properly.
Presentation and Academic Publication: Based on the program you select, you could finish the program by presenting your findings to the entire IRI Community or potentially publishing your results and process in an academic journal. You will be supported throughout your work with IRI from research approval (typically IRB) to journal publication.