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Summer programs during COVID-19

mitochondriacellmitochondriacell 3 replies2 threads New Member
edited April 21 in Summer Programs
Hi! A summer program I applied to was cancelled due to Corona. I was wondering if anyone knows of any good (and cheap/free) summer programs to do online? I’m looking for something science/medicine related, preferably something with research. I’ve looked into programs such as Pioneer but I can’t afford it. I really want to spend my summer doing research or something along the lines of that.
Thank You!
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  • FirefightFirefight 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi, I have the exact same problem. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated!!
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  • anonymous0320anonymous0320 31 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I just got an email about this virtual summer program called the Summer STEM Institute. It sounds really cool if you're interested in research, and the mentors look amazing. It is kinda expensive though, but it looks like it's worth the price... It also says on the site that there's "generous financial aid," so I'm gonna try and give it a shot.
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  • rexbert12rexbert12 21 replies2 threads Junior Member
    STEM institute is ok but also not cheap. Yes they do provide finaid. I would recommend finding a topic and doing your own research. Try to reach out to teachers or even local college professors.
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  • joyzhang357joyzhang357 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Yea I don't know what to do this summer, I'm freaking out! I looked up the stem institute thing and it's really expensive for online... don't know if it is worth it or not. Anyone have more information on it?
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  • anyomous199anyomous199 2 replies0 threads New Member
    are you doing cooper union summer stem
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  • havenoideahavenoidea 409 replies17 threads Member
    Look up summer institute for the gifted. They went online and classes are relatively cheap. They have some classes our math/science kid thought looked interesting. (You just need an sat/act/some other score at 95% or above).
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  • whas5upwhas5up 26 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Hey guys! You guys should check out the Texas A&M University GeoX program. It's free and virtual for high schoolers
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  • shadowprojectshadowproject 5 replies0 threads New Member
    @mitochondriacell @Firefight @joyzhang357 I'm just reposting what i saw @USCinnovator write on the "Summer programs that look good on college applications" thread (applications close in 4 days)

    USC Technology Innovation Bootcamp: Fighting COVID-19
    USC Viterbi ’s Office of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE) is proud to present a summer program for high school students dedicated to developing new and unique ways to combat COVID-19!
    What is it?
    A 3-week virtual bootcamp hosted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, teaching key concepts of engineering entrepreneurship and organized to develop new solutions to combat the wide range of challenges we face from the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Key Program Benefits:
    · Participate in a focused innovation sprint to develop solutions for the COVID-19 crisis
    · Learn how to think like an engineer and entrepreneur
    · Build your engineering skillset
    · Receive mentorship from NAE Grand Challenge Scholars
    This bootcamp is FREE and open to high school students (including incoming and recent graduates) in the US. For more information & to apply, visit our website. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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  • rusty231rusty231 16 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @mitochondriacell @Firefight @joyzhang357

    Hey guys, I have a some experience with research (published in MICCAI, won a few fairs like JSHS and MSEF, etc.). A few friends and I (some ISEF grand prize winners, RSI alumni, JSHS National winners, etc.) have created a new association called IPARS (check out our website at ipars.org or hsresearch.org), and we're actually doing 1-1 mentoring on a research project of your choice.

    This is a great opportunity since it's completely free, there's chances to publish a paper in our journal and participate in our online science fair (free prizes), and learn from the cream of the crop in terms of high school research. Also, if you do well enough in a state fair/our fair, you can even become a mentor/secure an internship through us! If you're interested, please go to our website and sign up on the mentoring program page!
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