Young Engineers & Scientists Program at CBiRC

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Looking for a summer experience that will help launch you towards your career goals in a STEM field? CBiRC is sponsoring summer internship experiences for students entering their 11th or 12th grade year in fall 2018 by aligning their science interests into ISU faculty mentor research labs.


Applications for the summer 2018 program have now closed. We will not be running this program again in the future.

CBiRC Young Engineers and Scientists Application Form

Program Options

The summer program is a commuter program. Housing options are not available.
  • 6 weeks
  • 40 hours per week
  • Paid

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 into 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 35-40 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 closing program on the final day of the summer.

Program Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age when they begin this internship.  Students participating in the summer internship must be entering their junior or senior year the following school year.
  • 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 end of their summer experience.

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 2018 Program Dates: June 14, 2018 – July 27, 2018

For further information, please contact:
Adah Leshem
(515) 294-8582