Modus Operandi

  • Academic Freedom
  • You will choose a subject that interests you or an active research topic from one of our labs and  develop a question that will drive your research.
  • 1-on-1 Mentorship
  • Placement in IRI lab and work with a Graduate student Mentor and university faculty  (PI), developing a strong professional and personal relationship with them.
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Your meetings with your Graduate student Mentor or university faculty (PI) will happen every  week, depending on your schedule and preferences. They usually last an hour.
  • Guidance and Support
  • From there, you will pursue your research question. You will get continuous support for the  entire duration of your program.
  • Rigorous Academic Standards
  • The content you will be creating will be academic and rigorous. You will use a proper academic  tone, scientific vocabulary, and you will learn how to reference sources properly.
  • Presentation and Academic Publication
  • Your work with IRI from  research approval (typically IRB) to journal publication. you could finish the program by presenting your findings  to the entire IRI Community or potentially publishing your results in a peer-reviewed,  international, academic journal.


  • Will gain research and presentation skills as well as expertise on the research topic.
  • Letters of recommendation and valuable networking’
  • If you complete multiple trimesters with IRI, you may author a publication in a peer- reviewed scientific journal.
  • Soft skills – time management, work-related resiliency, networking skills, assertive communication, conflict resolution, and many more.


  • Teenage student (ages 14-19) or a recent high school graduate.
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing competency)
  • Interested in engineering, medicine, math or science
  • You may have an easier time understanding the research literature if you have coursework in biology or higher math and statistics.




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