Introduction

This course is for students who did not join the Jr. Science Research Summer Camp. Scientific research brings together observations, knowledge, and data to solve problems, invent solutions, and develop new products. The goal of this course is to provide highly motivated students an opportunity to perform independent research and learn how to effectively communicate their results. Students participate in group classes, web-based collaboration, individual meetings, and receive research assistance while conducting research at Ardent Academy or with a student-selected mentor at home, universities, medical centers or research institutes. Students who are able to complete a project will have the opportunity to enter local, state and/or national science competitions.