Our Mission

Our objective is to bridge the knowledge gap between middle school proficiency in research and competitive high school expectations and to make this research opportunity accessible to everyone in our society, completely free of cost, regardless of their background. We strive to simulate a free and accessible research and mentorship-based environment for biology-oriented middle schoolers by pairing them with high schoolers who already have research experience. This program teaches students critical problem-solving skills, teamwork, and communication, and offers them a foundation to excel in their high school biology classes and future research opportunities.

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Biology Research Mentorship Program

 

Founders

Arya Sapra

Co-Founder

Isra Satiar

CO-Founder

Our Inspiration

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Our team encountered their first biology research project in high school. In just the span of a few months, we learned how to conduct research together, perform experiments, and present findings to an audience, all in a guided professional environment. This hands-on approach taught us more than any biology lesson could have. Inspired by this, we set out to create the same opportunities for younger kids in our generation, so that they could learn real-world applications and become better scientists and researchers in the future.

Our Initiative

In light of recent circumstances, we have decided that GENErationZ will be virtual for the time being. Nevertheless, we seek to provide a complete experience for every one of our students. By the end of the program, students will have completed their very own research project and scientific research paper on a topic they are passionate about. Additionally, a representative speaker will make an appearance towards the end of the program to discuss future job/research opportunities and answer any remaining questions students have about a research career. To learn more, please visit our Mentorship 2021 page.

 If you are a 7th or 8th grader and are interested in applying, please do so here!

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Arya Sapra

Co-founder

Arya Sapra is a rising junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Arya is an active member of his school's Lincoln Douglas Debate Team, and currently serves as the Publicist of TJ LD Debate. Arya has a deep passion for biology, and can be found attending meetings of various different clubs related to biology such as Neuroscience Society. Arya also holds a passion for music, and has participated in multiple piano festivals. Overall, he hopes to be able to share his love for biology with other students.

Isra Satiar

Co-founder

Isra Satiar, currently attending Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is a rising junior. She has a strong interest in improving the mental health of her community and serves as the President of TJ Send-a-Smile. Her zeal and energy couple towards her passion for biology, which has motivated her to also lead TJ’s Biology Olympiad club. When she’s not dedicating her time towards these activities, she can be found engaging younger children in STEM through TJ KAST and teaching Quran and Arabic calligraphy at her local mosque.

Arya Sapra

Co-founder

Arya Sapra is a rising junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Arya is an active member of his school's Lincoln Douglas Debate Team, and currently serves as the Publicist of TJ LD Debate. Arya has a deep passion for biology, and can be found attending meetings of various different clubs related to biology such as Neuroscience Society. Arya also holds a passion for music, and has participated in multiple piano festivals. Overall, he hopes to be able to share his love for biology with other students.

Isra Satiar

Co-founder

Isra Satiar, currently attending Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is a rising junior. She has a strong interest in improving the mental health of her community and serves as the President of TJ Send-a-Smile. Her zeal and energy couple towards her passion for biology, which has motivated her to also lead TJ’s Biology Olympiad club. When she’s not dedicating her time towards these activities, she can be found engaging younger children in STEM through TJ KAST and teaching Quran and Arabic calligraphy at her local mosque.