Junior Research Practicum

Younger scholars (7th - 9th graders) who are enthusiastic to learn advanced subject knowledge and skills and get exposure to entry-level research can apply for Scholar Launch’s Junior Research Practicums. By joining the Junior Research practicum, you will learn from Ph.D candidates and graduates from top programs and approach an academic topic with an interdisciplinary approach.  

Examples of Past Programs

Mindsets of the Time:

The Relationship Between Literature and History

Dr. Emily Ulrich

  • PhD, Medieval Studies, Yale

  • Teaching fellow, Yale

  • MPhil, Medieval Studies, Yale

  • BA, History and Linguistic, Dartmouth

Antibodies: Immunity War

Using the Immune System to Fight Disease

Dr. Clair Geary

  • PhD, Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Cornell

  • Research Fellow, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

  • BA, Molecular Biology, Scripps College

Neuroscience Research Academy: 

Understanding the Scientific Method through Cognitive Neuroscience

Christian Cazares

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego

  • BA, Cognitive Science (Honors), University of California, Berkeley

  • Post-baccalaureate Research, University of Pennsylvania

Learn from Ph.D candidates from top programs

Explore your academic interests from an early age

Improve your research, writing and public speaking skills

Complete your own research work products

2020 Capstone Award Winners Announcement

Congratulations to Walter Liu and Erica Pan for winning the 2020 Junior Research Practicum Capstone Award!

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