2021 Summer Group Research Practicums

STEM
1: Human-Machine Teaming: Applications, Issues, and Case Studies
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, FinTech, Healthcare Technology, or Machine Learning. 

2. Transforming Healthcare with Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science, UCLA

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Data Science, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, or Health Care topics.

3. Music as Medicine: the Connections between Musical Sound and Science
  • Faculty Advisor: Former Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Medicine, Biology, Music, and/or Psychology.

4. Using Satellite Data to Map, Monitor, and Assess Our Changing World from Space
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor, Boston University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Geography, Environment Sciences, Climate Change, and/or Energy Reservation.

5. Data Analysis for Physics Experiments: Apply Chi-squared Model Testing
  • Faculty Advisor: Former Physics Preceptor, Harvard University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Physics, Math, Data Analysis, Modeling, or Fractal Dimensions.

6. Designing a Science-based Strategy to Prepare for the Next Pandemic
  • Faculty Advisor: Tenured Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Wake Forest School of Medicine

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Science, Biology, Immunology, and/or Medicine.

7. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Applied Mathematics: Theories and Applications
  • Faculty Advisor: Professor, Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and/or Interdisciplinary STEM studies.

8. When Astronomy Meets Computer Science:  Applying Data Science to Observe and Analyze Stars 
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor in Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students with a strong foundation in Maths and Physics. Experience in Python, Java, and/or C++ is a plus.

9. Psychology and Neuroscience: How the Brain Works in Learning and Memory
  • Faculty Advisor: Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Maths, Statistics, and/or Computer Science.

10. Innovative Solutions to Real-Life Business and Social Problems Using AI and Cloud Technology
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor, Computer Science, New York University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Business, Healthcare, or Social Impact.

11. Data Visualization: Using Data Models and Geographical Information to Design Web-Mapping Projects 
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, Brown University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Data Science, GIS, Geography, Information System, Spatial Structures and/or Web-mapping.

12. Big Data Analytics Using R Studio: Statistical Analysis and Predictive Modeling
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering, West Point Academy (ranked #3 in Engineering)

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Business Analysis, Statistics, Data Science, Machine Learning and Deep learning, or Game Design.

Business, Marketing and Finance
13. Business After the Pandemic: Achieving Success and Avoiding Failure in The Post-pandemic Era
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Instructor, NYU Stern School of Business

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Business, Public Relations, Communications and Entrepreneurship.

14. Marketing and Product Management: The Secrets behind Highly Successful Products
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Columbia Business School

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Marketing, Brand Management, Product Design, Social Media Promotion, Pricing Strategies, or Entrepreneurship.

15. The Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Reporting Quality
  • Faculty Advisor: Former Assistant Professor of Accounting, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Finance, Economics, and/or Accounting.

Social Sciences
16. Digital Games, Business, and Society
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Digital Media, Business, Communications, Global Studies, and the Social Sciences broadly.

17. Financial Aid: Does it Help or Hurt Developing Countries?
  • Faculty Advisor: Professor, Department of Economics, Tulane

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Economics, Finance, Political Science, and International Relations.

18. Examining the Socio-Psychological Consequences After Epidemics Throughout History
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in History, Sociology, Psychology, or Anthropology.

19. Political Economy: How Do Politics and Political Institutions Shape Public Policies and the Economy?
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Georgetown University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, Government, Law and/or Election. Debate and other relevant experience is a plus!

20. Modern America: the Historical, Cultural, and Economic Studies of Racial Inequality, Social Justice, and the Legal System 
  • Faculty Advisor: Lorna Goodison Collegiate Professor of African, American and African Studies, Francophone Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Sociology, History, Social Justice, Law, Social Media, American and African-American Studies, Racial Dynamics, Comparative Literature, and more.

21. Mass Violence on the Global Stage: the History, Legal Frameworks, and Social Impact of Atrocities
  • Faculty Advisor: Associate Researcher, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in History, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, and other Social Science subjects.

22. Adolescent Psychology: from Brain to Behavior
  • Faculty Advisor: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Psychology, Biology, and/or Social Sciences in general.

Humanities
23. The American Short Story: Critical Reading and Critical Thinking
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Professor, Humanities, New York University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Literature, Critical Thinking, and/or Integrated Humanities.

24. Myth and Ritual: From Zeus to Iron Man
  • Faculty Advisor: Professor of Global Liberal Studies, New York University in Paris

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Popular Culture, the History of Religions, Sociology and/or Media Studies.

25. Comparative Literature and World Literature: How Literature Shaped History, Society, and Civilization​
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Professor, New York University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Comparative Literature, World Literature, and/or English writing.

26. Writing for Change: Influence, Lead and Create through Public Writing
  • Faculty Advisor: Assistant Teaching Professor, Northeastern University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students would like to be leaders, who are drawn to activism and hope to evolve their approaches, and/or who are passionate about reflecting on the current world’s affairs.

Architecture and Design
27. Architecture and the City: Sustainable Urban Design that Inspires
  • Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Associate Professor, Urban Design, Columbia University

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students interested in Architecture, Urban Design, and/or Painting and Drawing.

28. Art at the Juncture: Communal Isolation, Re-opening and Public Health
  • Faculty Advisor: Independent Artist; MFA, NYU Steinhardt School

  • Target Students: 9-12th grade students who want to show influence and care to their communities and are interested in Writing, Video Making, Fine Art, Global Health, and/or Social Sciences in general.

Junior Research Practicums (for G7 - G9 students)
29. Neuroscience Research Academy: Understanding the Scientific Method through Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego

  • Target Students: 7-9th grade students interested in a wide variety of biomedical career paths, such as Medicine, Bioengineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Psychology.

30. The Physics and Chemistry of Energy: How to Empower Humans with Science
  • Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. Candidate, Physical Chemistry, UC Berkeley

  • Target Students: 7-9th grade students interested in Physics, Chemistry and/or Energy Production & Reservation.

31. Adolescent Psychology: from Brain to Behavior
  • Faculty Advisor: Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Target Students: 7-9th grade students interested in Psychology, Biology, and/or Social Sciences in general.

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