Student Life

Scholar Launch 2021-22
Junior Research Practicum

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Structure

  • 12 Group sessions with Faculty Advisor

  • Midpoint and Final Evaluation from Faculty Advisor

Class Detail

  • Cohort size: 5-10 students

  • Target students: 7-9th graders

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outcomes

  • Academic paper or research plan

  • Paper publication

  • Possible letter of recommendation from Faculty Advisor

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Schedule

  • Program Cycle: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter

  • Duration: 12 weeks

  • Workload: at least 3 hours per week (including online sessions and offline assignments)

Winter 2021 Programs

Start Date: Dec 2021 or Jan 2022

Program 1: STEM

STEM Research Academy:

The Science and Engineering of Designing Safer Vehicles: 
Achieving Vision Zero with Data Mining, Biomechanics, and Simulation

Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) in University of Virginia

Program 2: Social Science and Humanities

Social Science Academy:

Global Revolutions in the Twentieth Century

Faculty Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Southern Methodist University; Ph.D. in Latin American History, Yale

Program 3: Literature and Gender Studies

Literature Academy:

Comparative Literature and Gender Studies

Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University

Program 4: Robotics

Robotics Academy

Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering, West Point Academy

Spring 2022 Programs

Start Date: Feb 2022

Program 1: STEM

STEM Research Academy:

The Science and Engineering of Designing Safer Vehicles: 
Achieving Vision Zero with Data Mining, Biomechanics, and Simulation

Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) in University of Virginia

Program 2: Social Science and Humanities

Social Science Academy:

Global Revolutions in the Twentieth Century

Faculty Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Southern Methodist University; Ph.D. in Latin American History, Yale

Program 3: Literature and Gender Studies

Literature Academy:

Comparative Literature and Gender Studies

Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University

Program 4: Robotics

Robotics Academy

Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering, West Point Academy

Program 5: Neuroscience and Biology

Neuroscience Research Academy:
Understanding the Scientific Method through Cognitive Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego

Program 6: Business

Business Academy: Business and NGOs

Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Instructor, Loyola Marymount University

Program 7: Psychology

Adolescent Psychology: from Brain to Behavior

Faculty Advisor: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Summer 2022 Programs

Start Date: Jun 2022

Program 1: STEM

STEM Research Academy:

The Science and Engineering of Designing Safer Vehicles: 
Achieving Vision Zero with Data Mining, Biomechanics, and Simulation

Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) in University of Virginia

Program 2: Social Science and Humanities

Social Science Academy:

Global Revolutions in the Twentieth Century

Faculty Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Southern Methodist University; Ph.D. in Latin American History, Yale

Program 3: Literature and Gender Studies

Literature Academy:

Comparative Literature and Gender Studies

Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University

Program 4: Robotics

Robotics Academy

Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering, West Point Academy

Program 5: Neuroscience and Biology

Neuroscience Research Academy:
Understanding the Scientific Method through Cognitive Neuroscience

Faculty Advisor: Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego

Program 6: Business

Business Academy: Business and NGOs

Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Instructor, Loyola Marymount University