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.
Biology Research Mentorship Program
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.