Independent Research

Many high school students find research placements in labs at Stony Brook--independently of the high school research programs that exist at the university. Some have contacts made through parents or teachers or through research-based coursework affiliations. Other students find they are successful in getting placed in a lab (for the summer, or weekend work) by contacting faculty directly via email. Departmental Web pages are probably the best guide to specific faculty research interests.

Once you have found a lab/research mentor, then:

  • Please take a minute to register yourself or your student (online form).

  • Parent/Guardian Consent Forms for minors in research labs: Have you completed these forms before starting work at your lab? (Requires a parent's signature). Give them to the PI/faculty mentor of your lab. 

  • Laboratory Safety. Get some important advice, info and training on safe lab practices by looking at the Environmental Health & Safety website- including lab safety training/coursework, policy for minors, etc.

  • State & Research Foundation Volunteer Guidelines and Volunteer Demographic Data form--for obtaining visitor/volunteer ID badges from ID Card Office, located in Administration Building, 103.

Housing may be available for independent research students (16 years of age or older) in the summer. Please contact Karen Kernan for more information.

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Dates of Program: 

June 29-Aug. 11, 2015





Simons Summer Research Fellowship,  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3357 - 631 632-7114

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