Each participant will:
1) Receive a $1300 stipend;
2) Participate in research at a local college, university or industry research institute;
3) Present their research to judges and peers at the MAS Jr. Science & Humanities Symposium / State Science & Engineering Fair the following Spring and develop an academic and social network with students who share similar interests;
4) Learn and practice the latest scientific methods through active participation in a research laboratory; and
5) Develop awareness of scientific career opportunities.
The selection process:
The basic criterion for selection of participants will be the potential for pursuing careers in science, mathematics, or technology. Factors to be considered include:
Previously demonstrated abilities and interest in science, mathematics, and technology;
Potential for a successful career in the field as indicated from overall scholastic achievement, aptitude, and interest areas;
Recommendations from high school teachers and administrative personnel.; and
Interviews with prospective students.
This research will take place between June 1 and August 31, 2013, during hours that are mutually agreeable to the student and the researcher. Students must work a minimum of 30 hours each week. Beyond the laboratory work students will need to spend time reading, studying and writing.
A Minnesota Student who has demonstrated ability and achievement in Science;
The student must be going into 10th, 11th or 12th grade the fall after REAP apprenticeship and be available to present research at JSHS the following spring; and
The Student must provide his/her own transportation to an area college or university campus.
Criteria To Be Enforced In 2013
Students will be selected on the basis of the following:
Demonstrated aptitude for science and mathematics;
Teacher recommendation; and
Registration begins January 2013.