High School Guidance Counselors & STEM Teachers

Please note that the on-line application can be found on the “Apply now”  page of this website and applications must be submitted by the end of the day, Friday March 2, 2018.

Syracuse University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science with funding from Thomas and Linda McCausland, have partnered to create engineering and computer science research opportunities for five talented rising high school seniors who reside locally.  This six-week non-residential summer program is an opportunity for students to work directly with SU research professors, graduate and undergraduate students on a specific research project.  Their summer work will conclude with a presentation and poster session.   Selected students will be given a stipend for their work.  Interns will be selected on a competitive basis that looks at the students ability to meet the program eligibility requirements in addition to the courses taken, grades attained, extra-curricular activities participated in, the ability of the applicant’s essay to describe their reasons for wanted to participate in the program, as well as each student’s individual access to prior college level research opportunities.  Only those students who can commit to the scheduled program dates of June 28-August 10, 2018 should apply.

We encourage you to distribute this program flyer to high achieving juniors that would not otherwise have access to college level research opportunities.  The flyer includes detailed program information and this website address.   The application must be completed on-line by students and submitted by Friday March 2, 2018.   The student’s transcript and current year record are required and must be received by March 2, 2018.  In addition two teacher/counselor recommendations must be received by March 9, 2018. Information for references can be printed and given to designated references.  Recommendation letters should be written on school letterhead by a STEM teacher and/or Guidance Counselor who is familiar with the student’s academic ability and maturity and returned by mail to:  Summer Research Internship Program,  Attention: Carol Stokes-Cawley, Program Coordinator, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Link 223, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 or e-mail to cestokes@syr.edu.