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Summer Enrichment Program

Join this Online Project-based Research Bootcamp to immerse yourself in research with a driving question/problem! Learn to apply your knowledge to real-world problems.


Each project is 2 weeks long, contains 12 in-class hours and 12 independent project hours.

Hands-on Research Experience

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Research with Top  Instructors

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University Research Certificate

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Project Topic #1 - Semiconductor Physics Project

Key Words: Semiconductor; Electronics

Session: July 18-29

This physics-based project focuses on chip technology and how semiconductors are used to create modern electronics. Through this project, students will gain hands-on experience with nanotechnology through sophisticated simulations and group exercises. Students will be broken down into groups in order to spark innovation, collaborate with one another, and complete their final group project. The final project will be completed for each group and should illustrate the lessons learned about chip technology and its everyday practical applications. The final project can be in the form of a prototype, research paper, or other visual model demonstrating everyday uses for chip technology.

Project Topic #2 - Computer Arts

Key Words: Graphic Design; Digital Arts; Computer Programming

Session: July 4-15

This unique project integrates both computer science and artistry all in one. Students will gain valuable knowledge about designing artistic structures using computer software; there are a variety of applications for this project involving architecture, graphic design, video game development, etc. Students will be broken down into groups in order to share artistic inspiration, collaborate with one another, and complete their final group project. The final project will be completed for each group and should illustrate the lessons learned about computer art & media. The final project can be in the form of a collaborative art project, research paper, or other visual model demonstrating everyday uses for this type of technology.

Project Topic #3 - Bioengineering - Understand SARS-CoV-2 on a molecular level

Key Words: Molecular Data; SARS-CoV-2; Variants

Session: August 1-12

This project empowers youth to have a deeper understanding of SARS-CoV-2 on molecular level. Students will learn what types of molecular data are available for SARS-CoV-2, label SARS-CoV-2 sequences into different functional domains, and learn how to match new SARS-CoV-2 variant sequences to a public database, and predict mutations that may escape regulation from current vaccines.

Project Topic #4 - Computing/Statistics - Epidemiological studies on COVID-19

Key Words: Python; Data Analytics; Epidemiology

Session: June 20 - July 1

In this project, students will learn essential data analysis skills using Python. During the process, students will download epidemiology data of SARS-CoV-2 and read it into python, and then learn to read the pattern from the data, use python to analyze data, study the relationship between ICU patient numbers, test positive numbers at different time periods and different states, and predict a positive case number in 1 week by current data.

Program FAQ

Q: Who can participate in this program?
A: All Students in 7th-12th grade. This program is delivered in English, so students must have basic communication ability in English to participate in this program  

 

Q: Who are the instructors?
A: All the courses are taught by experienced PhD/post-doctoral staff from top ranked US universities. 

Q:  When are the sessions of the projects? 
A: There are four sessions: June 20-July 1; July 4-15; July 18-29; August 1-12. Each student are allowed to participate in all four sessions. Each project contains 12 in-class hours and 12 independent project hours.

Q:  How many students are in each project?
A: Online class sizes will be grouped into sessions of 20 students. 

Q: When is the deadline to register for this program?
A: The deadline to register for regular admissions of this program this year is May 20, 2022. Applications completed after May 20, 2022 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Q: What is the refund policy of this program?
A: Registrants can cancel their application no later than May 20, 2022 and will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee per registrant per project cancelled. Refunds or credits are not available for any cancellation made after May 20, 2022. This is necessary to ensure that our instructors can be hired and trained in time for program delivery and are treated fairly with confirmed contracts. Registrations received after May 20, 2022 are considered final. Refunds or credits are not available for registrations received after May 20, 2022.

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