Each summer approximately 75 high school students gather for six of the most stimulating weeks of their young lives. Selected from the United States and other nations, these students participate in a rigorous academic program which emphasizes advanced theory and research in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering.This is the Research Science Institute (RSI).
Students attend college-level classes taught by distinguished professors. Nationally recognized teachers conduct classes designed to sharpen research skills. In addition, students complete hands-on research with top mentors at corporations, universities, and research organizations.
Many RSI students use their RSI research projects as a basis for entry to science competitions, garnering top awards in the annual Intel Science Talent Search, the Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition, and the All-USA High School Academic Scholarship.
The uniqueness of CEE lies in its commitment to help RSI alumni throughout their academic careers – from college selection through search for graduate fellowships, fostering a community with both camaraderie and intellect. CEE’s follow-up program includes helping alumni find suitable summer employment, sponsoring trips to other nations for alumni as Junior Ambassadors, and many other activities.
RSI is open to students who have completed the third year of high school, or the equivalent, by the summer of 2009. The twenty-sixth annual summer session of RSI will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from June to August, 2009.