InterSTEM Summer Research Program 2022

InterSTEM is excited to launch its summer research program! Below are some details: The InterSTEM Summer Research Program (ISRP) is a five-week science and engineering program designed to introduce high school students to the entire scientific research process. Combining the expertise of accomplished high school researchers and university professors, ISRP will provide students with experience in reviewing scientific literature, creating and refining a specific research proposal, and delivering oral and written presentations on their findings.

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Dates: June 30th, 2022 - August 5th, 2022


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What is the acceptance rate? As this is the first ISRP, there are no past admissions statistics. However, for the year-round InterSTEM Research Program, which lasts from September to April, more than 100 students applied, of which 16 were ultimately accepted.

I have never conducted scientific research. Should I apply? Yes! The ISRP directors do not expect you to have had any prior research experience and will assume that this is your first research project throughout the program. ISRP is a great opportunity for high school students to gain their first experience in college-level research.

What is the time commitment? Students should expect to spend at least 10 hours a week on independent research, in addition to attending all mandatory individual and group meetings. The most successful students will likely devote even more time to their projects.

Is there an application fee? No.

Is there any program fee? No, aside from any (completely optional) research materials you may choose to purchase.

  • Application Opens: May 30th, 12:00am PST
  • Application Closes: June 25th, 11:59 pm PST

  • Eligibility: all high school students
    (grades 9 - 12)

  • Program Length: 5 weeks


InterSTEM Research Journal for 2022 Summer Session

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Arunima Paul

Arunima is a junior at Townsend Harris High School, located in Queens, New York. She is highly passionate about biomedical engineering and public health, with strong endeavors to pursue a career in STEM. In her free time, she loves to listen to music and explore graphic design.

BIO 1 Leader

Krrisha Patel

Krrisha is a sophomore at Secaucus High School, located in New Jersey. She is really passionate about public health, molecular biology, and biomedical engineering, and hopes to pursue a career as a surgeon. In her free time, Krrisha plays tennis, reads non-fiction novels, self-teaches herself to code in various languages, and tries to learn everything she can about human anatomy.

BIO 1 Member

Gordon Chang

Gordon is a junior at Rancho Cucamonga High School. In his free time, he enjoys running, cycling, and driving. Gordon’s dream vacation is Singapore. Gordon hopes to study biotechnology in the future and tries his best to work hard to reach that goal.

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Sophia Zheng

Sophia is a junior at Norfolk Academy in Virginia. He is most passionate about studying Public Health and Biology. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and writing. Her favorite genres include mystery and science fiction.

BIO 1 Member

Sohum Mehta

Sohum is a sophomore at Rancho Cucamonga High School in California, USA. Outside of school, he likes to play tennis during his free time.

BIO 1 Member

Cayden Ginting

Cayden is a junior attending Rancho Cucamonga High School in California. He is passionate about both mathematical and social problem solving. Outside of school, he plays tennis and enjoys listening to music to clear his mind.

MATH Leader

Yejoon Ko

Yejoon is a junior at Northwood High School in Irvine. He is most passionate about computational biology and mathematics. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and taekwondo.

MATH Member

Jayden Won

Jayden is a freshman at Northwood High School in Irvine. He is most passionate about molecular biology, biochemistry, and mathematics. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and volleyball.

MATH Member