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Research Intensive Summer Experiences for High School Students

* Program Update: Details for the Summer 2023 program are in process and our website will be updated soon. *


Research Intensive Summer Experiences for High School Students (RISE-HS)
Sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics
Summer 2022
Program Dates: Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, July 8 (daily participation length will vary, but will utilize the majority of each day)
Cost is $2,250* for the six week program.
Application deadline is April 15, 2022.
All RISE-HS participants will be enrolled as Belmont students in an Elementary Statistics course for three hours of college credit.
* Five scholarships available for $2,250 each for students with demonstrated financial need. Please email Dr. Nick Ragsdale to express interest in the scholarship.

 

RISE-HS participants will take a deep dive into data science, statistics, and original scientific research. These select students will enhance their abilities in critical thinking & reasoning, communication, and team based problem solving. Please note that many undergraduate programs and employers rank these soft skills as highly valuable.

All RISE-HS participants will be enrolled as Belmont students in an Elementary Statistics course for three hours of college credit.

RISE-HS participants will self-select or be placed into one of the following research emphasis areas:

  • Data Science Collaborative Small Groups
  • Basic Science Lab Groups
  • Syllabus and Example Schedule

Mandatory program lunch discussions will be held weekly. Faculty and Belmont students will give short lectures on useful research and presentation skills.

Students will present a poster of their work on the last day of the program. Parents may attend these presentations.

Qualifications:

  1. Applicants must be enrolled at a local high school in good standing
  2. Participants cannot be enrolled in classes or employed elsewhere during the program
  3. Participants cannot take vacation leave during the program (Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4 will be observed as holidays)
  4. Participants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater, as well as a math and science GPA of 3.0 or greater
  5. Prior high school participants can apply for multiple summers

Want to apply? Click here for an easy walk through on how to send in your application!

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