Young Engineers & Scientists Program at CBiRC

CBiRC Young Engineers and Scientists Application Form


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The CBiRC pre-college education program sponsors and supports 11th–12th grade students as Young Engineers & Scientists by aligning their science interests into CBiRC faculty mentor research labs.

Program Options

Summer Option:
  • 6 weeks
  • 40 hours per week
  • Paid
Academic Year Option:
  • 16 weeks
  • 8-10 hours per week
  • High School Credit

Program Objectives

  • To provide high school students with opportunities to participate in on-going research related to biorenewables.
  • To provide high school students exposure to both academic and career opportunities in engineering
  • To provide high school students with ideas that can be developed in to projects for submission to state Science and Technology Fairs.  The projects will be conducted under the mentorship of CBiRC faculty.
  • Students may arrange with their high schools to receive independent credit towards their high school transcript.

Program Expectations

  • Students will be expected to work on their research project for approximately 8–10 hours per week during the academic year (fall and spring semesters) or 40 hours per week during 6 week summer internship.
  • Students will receive safety training and will work under the guidance and supervision of trained laboratory staff.
  • Students will develop literature research and laboratory recording skills.
  • Students will improve their presentation techniques and expertise via design of a research poster to be presented at the CBiRC Annual Meeting in May.

Program Requirements

  • Students must be 16 years of age when they begin this internship.
  • The National Science Foundation requires all participants of this program to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Parental permission is required to participate.
  • All participants are expected to make a poster that will be presented at the CBiRC Annual Meeting .

Successful Applicants

  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a science or engineering degree at the college level,
  • Have at least two years of math and science courses at the high school level, and
  • Be self-motivated, determined, and good team members.

Summer 2015 Tentative Program Dates: June 10 – July 24th

Summer 2015 Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

For further information, please contact:
Stacy Renfro
srenfro@iastate.edu
(515) 294-8582