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High School Research Program (HSRP)
The High School Research Program (HSRP) is a highly competitive six-week educational program for students interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies.
The HSRP program provides selected students access to a real-world scientific community and research experience that includes:
- Collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory’s scientific, engineering, and technical staff on hands-on projects that supports Brookhaven Lab and the Department of Energy’s mission to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions
- Research collaboration opportunities available onsite and remotely.
- Opportunity to share experiences as part of a poster session and/or oral presentation at the conclusion of the program
HSRP participants have the opportunity to be part of a wide array of projects, like this study done in support of COVID-19 research in which students conducted computational studies exploring inhibitor drugs that disrupt proteins that help infectious particles escape from cells.
My Story: the High School Research Program
February 2, 2022
Participants in Brookhaven National Laboratory's 2021 High School Research Program share the value of their experience. The High School Research Program (HSRP) is a highly competitive six-week educational program for students interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies. The HSRP program provides selected students access to a real-world scientific community and research experience.
- Recommended for students that have completed 11th grade. Due to Brookhaven National Laboratory safety regulations students under the age of 18 may not be allowed to perform certain tasks.
- Need to be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program.
- Available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the duration of the program.
- U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) of the U.S.
- Active health insurance for the duration of the program.
- This is a commuter program, transportation and housing are not provided.
- Before completing the application process, please have the name, zip code and phone number of your school including the district superintendent name and email address.
- Two recommendation letters from a teacher or mentor (math or science preferred) are required. Student recommendations are submitted online. Instructions on how to request and submit the recommendation letters are provided in the application confirmation email.
- Name and email address of your research teacher (if you have one).
Only complete applications will be considered. Students are notified of their acceptance in the program on a rolling basis.