The Frontiers Research Program is an advanced, school-year research program for committed, motivated, and bright high school students. Students conduct hands-on research and produce novel, high-level findings. The program helps students produce publications (in high school peer-reviewed journals, or in the professional peer-reviewed literature) and promising science fair competition entries at regional, state, national, or international competitions. The students from Fall 2019 are submitting over ten research papers for publication. See what our current research students are up to here.
Applications for Spring 2020 are due on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:59pm. Apply online here. Admissions is rolling, so apply as early as possible.
Our carefully chosen research advisors are experts in their fields and have experience conducting research and mentoring high school students. They design and supervise research projects and love to mentor motivated students. CAS advisors all demonstrated high performance in previous research mentorship positions.
Research projects are designed to maximize the potential for students to obtain publishable results in one semester. Importantly, these projects are designed to make new findings that have never been previously described, thus allowing students to publish and/or present their novel results.
Applying to the program
Students must be selected to join the program through a selective admissions process. We are looking for students who are dedicated and driven, who can demonstrate knowledge, inquisitiveness, and problem solving skills. Quality over quantity is emphasized, so that CAS can offer the most benefit to its students, while advisors find their mentorship to be maximally rewarding. You will have the ability to apply into specific research groups.
Application deadline: Jan 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Apply online here. Admissions is rolling, so apply as early as possible. The application process is described below:
If you are admitted to the program, you will gain tremendous opportunity to produce work that has a high likelihood of being published or receiving awards at regional/state/national/international science fair competitions. Such achievements can catapult you into rarified air among all high school students in the world, giving you a very unique and powerful tool in your college application. Students will also have the opportunity to ask their CAS research advisors for strong letters of recommendation. These accomplishments can help you gain admission to the world’s best universities, and nurture your intellectual abilities to their fullest potential.