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Calling High School Teachers and Students…

See also: NetSci High 2013 Flyer

We are pleased to announce Network Science for the Next Generation, known as “NetSci High” for Summer 2013 and the 2013-14 academic year, which will provide extensive opportunities for high school students to engage in year-round cutting-edge science research and industry internships.

An exciting new area of research applies network science, including cyberinfrastructures and computational and database approaches, to solve some of the most complex problems facing our society today. This shift in research with its extensive reliance on information technology tools and datasets, requires a corresponding shift in the education community that helps prepare the next generation of STEM workforce.

We are currently accepting applications for high school teacher mentors and teams of high school students.

The program consists of:

  • A kickoff workshop held at Boston University from July 15-24, 2013, with free room and board and travel. The workshop will introduce high school students and teachers to concepts and tools of network science and provide time for project planning between high school student/teacher teams and graduate student lab/research mentors.
  • Year-round research performed locally in a team setting at school and also periodically in partnered lab mentored by a graduate student, teacher mentor and project staff.
  • An end-of-year, June 2014, project conference and opportunities for Summer 2014 research and industry internships.

Participation in the program provides stipend compensation:

High school students: $250 for the July 2013 workshop and $500 for 2013-14 academic year participation, plus opportunity for a paid internship for Summer 2014.

High school teacher mentors: $2000 for the summer workshop and $2000 for academic year mentoring.

See also: NetSci High Fact Sheet

As a prospective participant, you may want to view results from the pilot NetSci High Program, which includes student team research abstracts and poster presentation.

Applications are accepted by invitation only through partner schools and teachers.

For more information and to apply, please contact Paul Trunfio at or phone 617-353-9041