Science Research 9-12

Science Conferences & Competitions

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Science Research Internship Opportunities

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NASA High School Shadowing Days

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  • GRC Session I: November 29, 2018; Deadline October 20, 2018

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens, a high school junior or senior, and at least 16 years of age by the application deadline. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
     
    Participants are required to provide their own transportation to and from NASA GRC and live within a 50-mile radius of NASA GRC. Participants will be selected to spend up to 6 hours at GRC where they will be given the opportunity to interact with NASA Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and visit some of GRC’s unique facilities and professional administrative offices. 

    The application is available at:
    https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/index.html
  • GRC Session II: April 11, 2019; Deadline February 19, 2019

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens, a high school junior or senior, and at least 16 years of age by the application deadline. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    Participants are required to provide their own transportation to and from NASA GRC and live within a 50-mile radius of NASA GRC. Participants will be selected to spend up to 6 hours at GRC where they will be given the opportunity to interact with NASA Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and visit some of GRC’s unique facilities and professional administrative offices. 

    Application information is available at: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/index.html

Science Summer Camps

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  • ASM Materials Education Foundation

    ASM International was founded in 1913 as the American Society for Metals. Today, ASM is the world's largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers with over 30,000 members worldwide. ASM is dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.

    ASM Materials Camp excites and engages young, aspiring minds. Camps are offered at no cost to attendees thanks to the generous contributions to ASM Materials Education Foundation. Our student camp volunteers take great pride in influencing the next generation of engineers and scientists. 
    • Materials Camp utilizes hands-on learning principles of applied math and science; a truly unique, team-based problem solving experience that explores materials science and engineering principles.
    • For high school juniors and seniors who exhibit strong abilities in math and science. 
    • Camps may be residential (requiring students to stay overnight at the camp), commuter (drive up) or mini-camps (one day or less).
     
     
    For more information click HERE or contact Dr. Laux.
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Astronomy & Cosmology Camp

    • This 1-week summer program is open to current 9-12 graders and is designed to explore the origin and nature of our Universe through hands-on data collection and analysis.
    • For more information click HERE or contact Mrs. Hammer or Dr. Laux
    • Application deadline TBA
  • Hiram College Summer Academies

    • Hiram College's summer academies provide an enriched residential learning experience for high school students. This year’s programs include Field Ecological Research and High School Leadership: Lead-Connect-Achieve Wilderness Experience (July 10-16).
    • For more information click HERE or see Dr. Laux
    • Application deadline TBA
  • Ohio State University's Stone Lab Summer Courses

    • Several 1-week classes provide invaluable hands-on experience in the field living on a Lake Erie island, all while studying aquatic biology, oceanography, birds, plants, insects or even sport fishing. College credits may be available.
    • Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
    • Cost and application deadlines vary by course
    • Scholarship deadline TBA March 2019
    • For more information click HERE or contact Dr. Laux
  • Penn Summer Academies

    • Penn Summer Academies are academically rigorous, subject intensive programs, which fuse traditional classroom instruction with experiential learning opportunities. Topics include research in biomedicine, chemistry, experimental physics, and social justice.
    • For more information click HERE
    • Applications are currently open
  • The Cleveland Neuroscientists’ and Innovators’ Program (CNIP)

    • This novel program is designed to teach curious high school students the fundamentals of neurobiology and how to perform experiments in neuroscience.
    • If you are interested, please contact Dr. Laux
    • Applications will open in spring

Student Published Papers

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Science Day & Junk Box Wars 2019

Coyote Research

US has partnered with the Cleveland Metroparks and Ohio State University to conduct research on coyotes in Northeast Ohio. Biology teacher Sara Laux was present for the collaring of a sub-adult male weighing 33lbs, which was captured at North Chagrin Reservation. The coyote was taken to the zoo, fitted with GPS collar and then released back to North Chagrin.  The same team involved with this coyote are working at US to trap and collar a coyote on campus.  They have yet to successfully trap a coyote on campus but are still trying. The trapper gave a demonstration to science students about how the traps are being set on the Hunting Valley campus. Additionally, the students are able to study the coyotes through infrared motion activated cameras that are scattered throughout the woods. It is critical for visitors to the Hunting Valley campus with dogs to keep them leashed at all times.  

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