Course Description

Science Research is a three year program that affords students the opportunity to participate in the community of scientific research as part of their high school experience. It develops research, communication and time management skills while drawing from the scientific capabilities among a broad spectrum of the student body.

Students enrolled in the program accomplish the following:

  • Choose and explore a topic of interest from the physical, natural or social sciences using professional literature

  • Prepare a plan for intended research

  • Conduct original research under the supervision of a scientist or research mentor

  • Formally present their research in local, state and national competitions for scholarships

Our program is affiliated with the University at Albany. Students have an opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits. College credit is award only to those students who have an official mentor (expert in the field) supervising their research. Applications for college credit through the University at Albany is on-line and is the responsibility of the student. For further information about the University in the High School Program, please visit