Dates: Three weeks- final dates to be determined

Location: NJIN Campus and other field sites

Cost: $1500

Three Week Itinerary

Pre-program: Students are given articles to read and answer preliminary questions. 

Week 1:

90-120 minutes in the classroom. (Can be split into two 50-minute sessions).

  • Introduction to research topics and review of the pre-program assignment. 

  • Students are guided through asking scientific questions and split into groups.

  • Groups design experiments to test their question(s). All groups will leave the first session with a research question, hypothesis, materials lists, and experimental methods.

Week 2:

Full day in the field

  • Students collect data in their groups at the field site.

  • Instructors mentor students through this data collection and project implementation. 

Week 3:

90-120 minutes in the classroom. (Can be split into two 50-minute sessions). 

  • Students are given a brief introduction to data management and analysis, writing a scientific paper and creating scientific presentations

  • Students graph their data and create a presentation. Groups will work together to refine their projects for homework..