Fourth Former Bhushan Mohanraj has been invited to attend the 40th annual Research Science Institute (RSI) held in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is one of only 62 U.S. students selected to attend this program (along with 38 international scholars), which will take place June 25-August 5.
RSI brings together high school juniors each summer in a rigorous academic program that stresses advanced theory and research in mathematics, science, and engineering. Participants attend college-level classes taught by distinguished faculty members and complete hands-on research. The heart of RSI is the five-week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research projects.
Mohanraj plans to focus on computer science, biology, and biotechnology studies while at RSI, areas in which he’s already done research outside of his regular coursework. . He’s eager to connect with other students as well as professors, who are affiliated with both MIT and Harvard.
“Research has always been one of the most interesting places that I’ve been able to apply my knowledge,” Mohanraj explained. “It’s been great to be able to take what I’ve learned inside classes or outside of school and apply it to an actual project.”
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