Partnering high school and college students to engage in the sciences together
The Science Research Institute (SRI) is a partnership between University of Northwestern and Concordia University-St. Paul. The SRI brings together high school students, college students, high school teachers and college faculty to engage in science and to encourage and better equip students to pursue careers in the sciences.
This program is geared towards high school sophomores through seniors, with preference given to students who attend urban schools. The year-long SRI program includes a summer research component and an academic year component.
The SRI program begins with a summer research component in which teams of high school and college students and high school teachers participate in a faculty-led research project. Students learn science and math content through performing laboratory experiments, group-based problem solving, field exploration and lecture. The institute meets four hours each day for five weeks on each campus.
Academic Year Component
During the academic year, students meet monthly for activities such as presenting their summer research projects to peers, participating in service learning projects, attending a college admissions session, touring local biotechnology companies and a visiting the Science Museum of Minnesota.
The SRI program recruits motivated high school and college students as well as high school teachers to participate beginning in summer 2011. Download our brochure.
The SRI program is funded in part by the Medtronic Foundation, the Boston Scientific Foundation, H.B. Fuller, and the F.R. Bigelow Foundation.
2011–12 Program Dates
Tuesday, July 5–Friday, August 5
9 a.m.–1 p.m. daily
The dates of monthly meetings throughout the year are yet to be determined.
University of Northwestern, Roseville or Concordia University, St. Paul
There is no fee to participate. Upon completion of the program, students receive a cash stipend.
For more information, contact:
Joanna Klein, Program co-director, email@example.com
Elizabeth Karlen, Program Coordinator, 612-501-7529, firstname.lastname@example.org