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Student Summer Research Opportunity!  

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Each summer the HRI program has offered the opportunity for one student per HRI section to participate in summer research with the collaborating research partner for their high school.  The research takes place on The University of Texas at Austin campus and includes free High School Summer Research Academy (HSRA) tuition and a $750 fellowship for 2-4 weeks (still working out timing details).  Applications open in February.  



Are you a high school student and interested in engaging in your own scientific research?

Would you like to have the freedom to choose and explore your own research project?

If so, then please consider the High School Research Initiative’s dual-enrollment course!

The HRI’s dual-enrollment course is already available at a number of AISD and private schools in the Austin area with plans to spread throughout Texas within the next 5 years!

The HRI's dual-enrollment course is part "open inquiry" and part "UT Freshman Research Experient." That means - during the first part of the class, students  learn how to ask and answer questions in a scientific manner. For example, have you wondered about the effects of dry ice on skin? Or - have you asked yourself: in track and field events, are you faster if you run through the finishing line instead of stopping on the finishing line? In this class, these sorts of questions may be asked, refined, and tested in a scientific manner! 

The second part of the class includes a partnership with a University of Texas Freshman Research Initiative lab. The UT FRI lab shares their research interests and objectives, encouraging students to tackle their own unique and authentic part of the project. This means students have the opportunity to engage in a real-world research experience with UT faculty and make scientific contributions!

The UT Freshman Research Initiative has become a national model for science education, as students are more likely to stay in college, complete science and math degrees, and graduate better prepared to pursue advanced degrees or jobs in industry.


Does this interest you?

If so, then please see your school counselor for more information or send an email to HRI@austin.utexas.edu.

pdfStudent Recruitment Flyer