Our Mission: 
The Ossining High School Science Research Program affords students the opportunity to pursue scientific inquiry only typically experienced at the college level. Students should expect to be challenged as they pursue research questions for which answers are not yet known. Students will learn to push through obstacles, forge lasting networks with peers and research professionals, master time management, and realize their potential as a member of the scientific community. 
Classes: Classes meet every other day where students are taught basic skills essential to research including scientific writing, statistical analysis, presentation skills, and critical thinking.  The classroom setting fosters a collaborative approach to learning and overcoming obstacles, empowering students to thrive as young scientists in all disciplines including natural sciences, social sciences and engineering.
Support from Teachers & Mentors: Students also meet biweekly with their teachers for personalized discussions that promote success by collaboratively addressing existing problems and forging creative / innovative research approaches. Further, the OHS teachers will help students partner with professional scientists in their field of interest who serve as mentors advising them during the research process.
Independent Work: The majority of the student work is conducted independently. All students are encouraged to explore research topics and ultimately a research question they are passionate about; they will be expected to pursue it enthusiastically and in a professional manner. Some of the work is  completed during the summers following sophomore and junior years, especially for those students pursuing research in a professional lab setting. Travel arrangements to/from lab must be pre-approved by the school and are the responsibility of the student & parent/ guardian.  
Final Goals:Student work culminates in the writing of a final research paper in the fall of their senior year; occasionally students work is published in professional research journals! Students also have the opportunity to attend various scientific symposia and research competitions where they can interact with scientists and students from across the world. 
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Valerie Holmes,
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