Young Scholars

Summer high school research internships, lasting for 6 weeks during the summer break, provide an opportunity for students  (ages 16 or older) to  participate in hands-on, hypothesis driven, project-based research, in the laboratories of their chosen mentors. The goal of this program is to provide an authentic research experience for students interested in careers in biomedical engineering and health technology.  Young Scholars have the unique and exciting opportunity of working with outstanding professors and leading research scientists. Selected students have the opportunity to choose summer research topics based on this list of faculty research interests.

During the course of their internship, Young Scholars will:

  • Learn how to conduct a literature search and read scientific papers,

  • Perform basic research on an ongoing project,

  • Participate in weekly group meetings and discussions,

  • Attend seminars/talks and career development workshops on campus,

  • Learn about the evolution of technology as it relates to their research and field of interest,

  • Participate in a Scientific Symposium where they will give a short talk about their research at the conclusion of the program.


A stipend of $1200 is provided to students for their participation in the program.


Housing and daily meals are provided by the program . While on campus, students stay in student housing (Cambridge Apartments) that has a cafeteria-style food hall. 

The application window to be a Young Scholar opens January 20, 2020 and closes February 24, 2020.