Group Summer Scholars Research Program
Applications for the 2021 GSSRP are now open! The Application Deadline is April 1, 2021
The 2021 NJCSTM Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP) will run for 4 weeks from July 6 – July 29, 2021 (Monday-Thursday). Participants will work alongside faculty and staff on cutting-edge research projects in Analytical Chemistry, Scientific Visualization, Cancer Biology, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Modern Drug Discovery. Participants will gain valuable technical skills and research experience and learn to work as part of a research team.
Research streams are subject to change and the format (remote/in-person) is dependent on ongoing Covid-19 emergency circumstances and the Kean Re-Start Plan. Streams noted as in-person will plan to run from 10am-4pm in the STEM Building (with a 1 hour break for lunch) unless otherwise noted; remote research streams will be held via Zoom from 10am-3pm each day (with a 1 hour break between 12-1pm). Students must be available for the entirety of the program.
The program is open to current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023).
Program Timeline: July 6 – July 29, 2021 (Monday-Thursday)
- Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
- Acceptances Released: April 15, 2021
- Registration Deadline: May 1, 2021 ($250 deposit due)
- Final Payment Due: June 1, 2021
Program Cost: $800 for remote streams; $1,100 for in-person streams (Fee waivers are available to low-income families and those with financial need.)
How to Apply:
- Complete the online application. This includes a letter of interest explaining the following:
- What field of science or math do you wish to study in college?
- Why are you interested in participating in the summer research program?
- What do you expect to gain from participating in the program?
- Submit a recommendation letter from a high school math or science teacher.
- Provide a copy of your high school transcript.
- If requesting a fee waiver, complete the application for financial assistance (included in the online application). Criteria for scholarships can be found here.
Students must commit to the entire four-week program. If you cannot participate in the full program, you may not be selected.
- Analytical Chemistry (IN-PERSON)
- Supervised Machine Learning (IN-PERSON)
- Introduction to Bioinformatics (REMOTE)
- Medicinal Chemistry (IN-PERSON)
- Molecular Cell Biology (IN-PERSON)
- Automated Pollen Detection Using Neural Networks (REMOTE)
- COVID-19 Genomic Data (REMOTE)
For detailed information about each of the research streams click here.
For more information about the 2021 program or general queries, please email email@example.com