Established in 1984 as an outreach program for local high school students, the Simons Summer Research program now attracts applicants from all across the country. During their time on the Stony Brook campus, Simons Fellows are matched with Stony Brook faculty mentors, join a research group or team, and assume responsibility for a project. The Simons Fellows conclude their apprenticeship by producing a written research abstract and a research poster.
In addition to learning valuable techniques and experiencing life at a major research university, Simons Fellows attend weekly faculty research talks and participate in special workshops, tours and events. At the closing poster symposium, students are presented with a $1,000 stipend award.
Participants may elect to live on campus with other student researchers or to commute.
The Simons Summer Research Program is supported by the Simons Foundation and individual faculty grants.
Students interested in science who have demonstrated independence, creativity and an aptitude for doing hands-on work are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must currently be in their junior year (11th grade) of high school (no exceptions); must be US citizens and/or permanent residents; and must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program.
Dates of Program:
June 27 – August 9, 2016
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