Summer Research Program - 2020
June 29 – August 7
Deadline for Application: February 24th 2020
Supporting materials (i.e. letters of recommendation and transcripts) must also be post-marked by Feb. 24th at the latest.
Requirements for Summer 2020 applicants:
- All students must be,
at least 16 years old on, or
before July 4, 2020,
- Have an unweighted GPA of 95/100 (3.8/4.0)
- Must have, at least 3 of the following subjects:
- English (Honors or AP a plus)
- Chemistry (Honors or AP a plus)
- Mathematics or Calculus (Honors or AP a plus)
- Physics (Honors or AP a plus)
- Biology (optional) (Honors or AP a plus)
- Standardized test scores (SAT or Regents) must be 60% or above.
- Students who show evidence of leadership, special talents or interests, and other personal qualities through extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and other non-academic pursuits will receive special consideration.
Along with the application form you MUST send (or have submitted):
- Transcript of grades (typically sent by your school)
- Three letters of recommendation, with one being from your Science Coordinator/Teacher.
Please use the Teacher Recommendation Letter Coversheet.
- Recommendation letter and coversheet must be included with the application in sealed envelopes.
- Non-Refundable $50 Registration fee. Please make check payable to "Stony Brook University"
Laboratory usage fee: $2700
Includes PPE (P ersonal Protective Equipment) kit
Housing and meal plan programs are available at applicant's expense. Please refer to the Stony Brook Campus Residences webpage on Youth Conference Housing
Campus Residences information
The REU program is a seven week summer program where undergraduate students work in teams with high school students,high school teachers, graduate students and post docs on specific research projects of their interest. Many of the REU participants were former high school students who returned for multiple summers. Some students prefer to continue working on the same project, with the goal of eventual publication, while others opt to sample different projects and gain experience in diverse fields.
The Garcia Center for Polymers, funded by the National Science Foundation for research and education on Polymer Engineering has four openings in the Research Experience for High School Teachers (RET) summer program. The summer program lasts 7 weeks, starting the last week of June and pays a stipend. Candidates can work independently or join existing research groups doing research on polymer blends, composite materials, polymer/inorganic surfaces and interfaces, protein and DNA surface interactions, polymer recycling, polymer materials engineering, theoretical modeling, x-ray and neutron scattering at Brookhaven National Laboratory, electron, x-ray and scanning force microscopy, Infrared spectroscopy, and secondary ion mass spectrometry. Candidates will publish in refereed research journals and attend professional conferences.