5 CS/Engineering Research Opportunities for High School Students!

Written By: Naomi Gong

Participating in research is a great way to gain experience and develop knowledge in your field of interest. As Computer Science and Engineering becomes increasingly more accessible, more institutions have developed research opportunities where you can increase your knowledge in these fields.


1. Scripps Student Research Internship

The Scripps Research Translational Institute (SRTI) promotes cutting-edge translational research, focused on personalized health care through the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic correlates of health and disease. SRTI offers a Student Research Internship Program for highly motivated high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Interns will work with and learn from a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, who include internationally-renowned investigators in the areas of genomics, bioinformatics, digital medicine, and community engagement. The primary aim of the internship program is to train and prepare students interested in health sciences, statistics, and computational/computer science to become future leaders in the realm of translational medical research.


2. Stanford Pre-Collegiate University Level Math and Physics Courses

Students have the opportunity to learn from Stanford professors in the fields of math and physics. This course is self-paced.


3. Sandia National Laboratories

Students will work in a business or technical position, where they will get hands-on experience with working on a research project. They will be assigned to a mentor and team, where they will be able to obtain a social and academic experience in a research environment. These research opportunities include cyber security and software development.


4. SEAP: Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

High School students will be able to participate in research at the Department of Navy (DoN). They will be able to develop projects and learn about the DoN technology efforts with experienced mentors. At the end of the program there will be a presentation, and their work in this program may lead to a potential employment later on.


5. Summer High School Intern Program Research

This program is divided into 6 sub categories under NIST, where they can research in Communication Technology, Engineering, Informational Technology, Physical Development and more! Students will develop various projects and learn from their coursework, so that they can expand their knowledge in their field of interest.

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