CTY provides scientifically minded high school students in metro Atlanta with an opportunity to gain experience across the entire life cycle of a scientific research project. In CTY, students get the chance to participate in nearly every aspect of an active research environment, including experimentation, data analysis, collaboration, and presentations, under the mentorship of excellent GSU graduate students and expert faculty.
Interested students should work with their school internship coordinators/counselors to submit applications on their behalf.
Schools interested in partnering are welcome to contact us and attend a Lunch-and-Learn event to learn more.
Completion of this program will provide students with matchless insight and perspective about scientific research, along with an opportunity to hone their critical thinking skills as well as scientific knowledge.
CTY spans six research areas in the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Neuroscience, and Physics and Astronomy departments at GSU. This integration fosters collaborative research and networking opportunities for students to kick off their professional scientific careers. Students accepted into the program can choose from the six research areas, and will be paired with a GSU graduate student mentor who will assist them in the conceptualization, execution, and completion of a research project.
At the end of the 8-week program, CTY students will display their research findings in a poster presentation event along with MBD undergraduate researchers. Students are given scores and feedback on their posters, while also getting a rare opportunity to network with undergraduate researchers and listen to keynote speakers.
Feedback and Success Tracking
- CTY uses surveys to document students' knowledge of scientific research skills before and after completing the program.
- Follow-up surveys are used to monitor how influential the program was in helping students pursue a degree in the STEM field.
- Program managers and assistants keep up with student success after completion.
Program Enrichment Activities
- GSU's Indian Creek Lodge team building event
- Networking and lunch-and-learn event with MBD undergraduates and Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) students
- Post-program CTY participant follow-up spotlight to track success
- With the Pokémon Go campus field research and experimental design, students learn how to collect data and design experiments while searching for and capturing Pokémon around the GSU campus!
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
417 Petit Science Center
Georgia State University
100 Piedmont Ave SE, Atlanta, GA-30303