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Scholar Launch 2021 Fall
Research Practicum

(For 9-12th graders)



  • Group sessions with Faculty Advisor

  • 1-on-1 sessions with Teaching Assistant

  • Methodology courses

Class Detail

  • Cohort size: 3-5 students

  • Target students: 9-12th graders



  • Academic paper or product

  • Paper publication

  • Possible letter of recommendation from professor



  • Start date: late September

  • Duration: 12 weeks

  • Workload: at least 4 hours per week (including online sessions and offline assignments)

Program Lists

​Program 1: CS and Finance

Human-Machine Teaming: Applications, Issues, and Case Studies

Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

Program 3: Applied Math and AI

Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning: Theories and Applications

Faculty Advisor: Professor, Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Program 2: Network Algorithms

Navigating an Interconnected World: Algorithmic, Computational, Statistical Methods and their Applications

Faculty Advisor:  Professor, the School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

Program 4: Data Science

Big Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling: Using RStudio to Predict Game Outcomes

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

Program 5: Biomedicine

Designing a Science-based Strategy to 
Prepare for the Next Pandemic

Faculty Advisor: Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Program 7: Social Media and Communication

Digital Games: History, Business, and Society

Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

Program 9: Public Health

Public Health, Medical Ethics, and the Role of Government in Responding to Covid-19

Faculty Advisor: Former Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine

Program 11: Business and Entrepreneurship

Business After the Pandemic:
How to Lead Your Startup to Success in the Post-pandemic Era

Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Instructor, NYU Stern School of Business

Program 13: Mythology and Pop Culture

Mythology Across Time: From Ancient Greece to Marvel Universe

Faculty Advisor: Professor of Global Liberal Studies, New York University in Paris

Program 15: Neuroscience

Neuroscience and Psychology: How the Brain Works in Learning and Memory

Faculty Advisor: Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Program 17: Environmental Science

Using Satellite Data to Map, Monitor, and Assess Our Changing Environment from Space

Faculty Advisor: Research Associate Professor, Boston University 

Program 19: Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis: Real-World Companies’ Financial and Operational Activities during COVID-19

Faculty Advisor: Former Assistant professor, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

Program 6: Criminology

Criminology: Trait Theory, Victimization and Case Studies

Faculty Advisor: Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego

Program 8: Racial Equity

Social Injustice in Modern America:
Understanding the Historical, Cultural, Economic, and Legal Factors behind

Faculty Advisor: Professor of African, American and African Studies, Francophone Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

Program 10: Law and Philosophy

Legal Dilemmas and Philosophical Quandaries: How To Think About Life’s Most Challenging Questions

Faculty Advisor: Associate at a top 10 law firm; Juris Doctor, Yale Law School

Program 12: History and Epidemiology

Examining the Socio-Psychological Consequences After Epidemics Throughout History

Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University

Program 14: Urban Design

Architecture and the City: Sustainable Urban Design that Inspires

Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Associate Professor, Urban Design, Columbia University

Program 16: AI and Healthcare

Transforming Healthcare with Data Science and Machine Learning

Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science, UCLA

Program 18: Transportation and Urban Planning

How to Solve Urban Transportation Congestion with Effective Urban Planning and Pricing

Faculty Advisor: Adjunct Professor, Florida Institute of Technology

Program 20: Psychology

Adolescent Psychology: from Brain to Behavior

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

Student Life

Scholar Launch 2021 Fall
Junior Research Practicum

(For 7-9th graders)



  • 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



  • Academic paper or research plan

  • Paper publication

  • Possible letter of recommendation from Faculty Advisor



  • Start date: early October

  • Duration: 12 weeks

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

Program Lists

Neuroscience Research Academy: Understanding the Scientific Method through Cognitive Neuroscience

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

Mindsets of the Time:The Relationship Between Literature and History

Faculty Advisor: Lecturer, English, Yale University