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RCSD East and Franklin High Schools Benefits and Roles

 

Students

Benefits

  • A generous stipend
  • Immersive research lab experience
  • Hands-on learning of research methodology/tools/techniques
  • Exposure to scientific research process
  • Research poster authorship/presentation
  • Mentoring on navigating education/ training for a research career, including guidance on preparing college applications
  • Attend SfN
  • Opportunity to participate in University of Rochester's Upward Bound program

Structure/Requirements

  • Time/location commitment:
    • Summer six-week internship, June
    • 12 hours/week lab time
    • Consistent in-person attendance
  • Eligibility:
    • Open to rising juniors and seniors
    • Enrolled full-time student
    • New York state resident
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Application requirements:
    • On-time submission
    • Clear interest in scientific research or biomedical sciences
    • Written statement about interest in NEUROEAST program

Expectations

  • Complete a research project
  • Author/present research poster at Summer Scholars poster session
  • Be respectful of host lab PI, trainees, mentor, and staff
  • Arrive on time for all scheduled days/hours.
  • Finish assigned learning/projects fully and on time
  • Be curious. Ask questions.
  • Speak up when you need help.
  • Respect and adhere to contact guidelines
  • Attend SfN

Administrators/Teachers

Benefits

  • Act as RCSD gateway for their students to this potentially life-alternating experience

Structure/Requirements

  • WHO:
    • Career Training Path coordinators
    • Science-field teachers
    • Principal/Superintendent

Expectations

  • Identify and recruit potential applicants
  • Coordinate programming and logistics
    with NEUROEAST leadership
  • Chaperone SfN trip