High School Summer Science Program

@Eastern Michigan University



June 22 - July 10, 2020

Eastern Michigan University

Mark Jefferson Science Complex




This unique program allows high school students, in teams of two, to be matched with a faculty mentor and an undergraduate research student to work on a research project in either biology, chemistry or physics. Participants will generate new scientific knowledge and will give a presentation showcasing their accomplishments at the close of the program.


During this intensive three-week summer program, students will learn how to:

  • Perform experimental techniques
  • Learn the process of scientific research
  • Gather and record data
  • Interpret their findings
  • Communicate their research
  • Apply science lab safety
  • Uphold research ethics
  • Prepare and give a scientific presentation


"I learned new terminology, lab safety tools, and the steps in recording research as objectives, results and discussions.

"I liked that I was able to complete tasks that contributed to the research instead of [just] watching."


"By participating in the EMU Research program, I gained insight to what lab work in college looks like. I also learned that detailed records of data and protocols are essential for the interpretation of correct results as well as reflection of the procedure after the experiment(s)."


Cost of the 3-week program is $1,400.

Scholarships are available for students who qualify.

Visit our Projects page for a description of available research projects

For additional information or questions, contact the program director