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 research will conclude with a presentation and poster session.   Selected students that complete the program requirements will be awarded a generous stipend.  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 wanting to participate in the program, as well as each student’s individual access to prior college level research opportunities.