The objective of the HSRP is to engage academic high achievers in a focused research environment by proactively mentoring then and helping them make informed choices on appropriate course work during their high school years for pursuing future careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. In addition, the three week residential summer program provides informal peer mentoring by engaging students in faculty research projects, allowing high school students to establish early contact with college students and professors in specific areas of their interest. The High School Research Program includes intense research work, but the students have a lot of fun during their stay at UA Little Rock (see video highlights from 2014 here).
Current 8th through 11th graders who are self motivated and interested in a summer of project based research and fun in the capital city.
This year’s HSRP will be July 8th-27th, 2018 and all application materials must be postmarked by April 20, 2018.
If you are interested in applying to the 2018 High School Research Program, review the list of projects for the 2018 HSRP (available by January 30th), then complete the online application. In order for your application to be marked as complete and considered for the program, we will need the following documents faxed or mailed to our office:
- Letter of intent to participate
- Letter of support from your math or science teacher
- One-page write-up about your professional area of interest
- Copy of an official transcript from your school
You can mail your remaining application documents to:
High School Research Program
2801 South University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
Previous Year Projects are found below: