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One of the many traditions at NCSSM is the opportunity for students to participate in a research and innovation experience. And everyone knows there’s no better time than the summer to engage as a thinker, maker, doer in a challenge beyond the classroom! This summer was no exception with 170 rising seniors rolling up their sleeves and diving in to solve challenges alongside their peers.
In its ninth year, NCSSM’s Summer Research & Innovation Program (SRIP) offered a total of nine programs in a wide range of STEM and non-STEM disciplines including Biology, Chemistry, Computational Science, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Humanities, Mathematics, and Physics. The Mentorship Program, one of the nine programs in SRIP, equips students with the skills to be a proactive participant in a summer research project with mentors around the state in a wide variety of fields. No matter the project or topic, each SRIP student is guided daily by the expertise of an instructor to support the learning and skill development needed for moving their project forward throughout the summer. This quality of support ensures full participation and access to a transformational, high impact experience for a large number of high school students from around the state regardless of students’ previous experience. Another common obstacle is overcome by NCSSM Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and GlaxoSmithKline with their financial support of the program, which provides students with the treasure of 2-6 weeks of undistracted time at no cost.
To celebrate the summer adventures of SRIP students, NCSSM is proud to present the Showcase of the final projects of our 2021! The showcase includes a short abstract and 3-minute video from each student or project group. We hope you will celebrate with our students by exploring the Summer Research & Innovation Program Showcase 2021 website organized by program or by student’s last name. The showcase was organized by SRIP Program Assistants, Renee Zhang (’21), Ankita Nandi (’20), and Vanya Bhat (’19).
Hear from a few of the NCSSM Online student participants and their advice for interested juniors below: