CIERA’s High School Summer Research Experience in Astronomy is an interactive, cohort program that provides high school students with exposure to real astronomy research experience.
This summer, 14 high school students took part in this six-week program from June 24th to August 2nd. Students participated in introductory astronomy lessons covering topics such as cosmology, astronomy simulations, black holes and gravitational waves and introductory programming lessons in Python and GitHub.
They had the opportunity to work on a research project with a CIERA graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, or faculty member providing guidance and mentoring.
CIERA Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Patrick Sheehan served as the Program Coordinator and CIERA Ph.D student Shi Ye helped co-coordinate the courses and activities for this program.
On August 1st, 2019 the students participated in a poster session at Northwestern, in which they had the opportunity to showcase their research projects to all of CIERA and members of the community.
Congratulations to all of the students that participated in the summer research program and thank you to all of the graduate students, faculty and staff that helped make this program possible!