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Young researchers are often excluded from the scholarly processes of peer-review and publication, which are cornerstones of scholarly work. The Journal of Emerging Investigators is an open access journal dedicated to publishing the research of middle and high school students. We surveyed student authors before and after they participated in the peer-review and publication process of their scientific articles.
In various formats, students at the secondary and postsecondary levels participate in multiweek authentic science research projects. There have been many papers explaining the operations of such programs, but few have provided explicit instruction on how to incorporate authentic communication practices into the student research process. In this paper, we describe how we integrated primary literature into an 8-week online research program for 8th to 11th graders.
There’s a consensus in science education that science should be something students actually get to do—that learning how to employ investigative methods to test hypotheses is just as important as understanding the periodic table or being able to diagram a cell. A group of professional researchers is now working to support that goal, giving teenagers the opportunity to publish their own scientific papers...
Aspiring space explorers need not wait to get involved in research on the International Space Station. In 2015, the Genes in Space program was established to grant students access to this extraordinary resource. Genes in Space is a competition for middle and high school students who are interested in becoming space biology pioneers. Here, the 2020 Genes in Space finalists are publishing their proposals in hopes that the creativity and careful thought they put into this work will inspire the next generation of explorers and innovators.
Central City, NE — Inspiration comes from unlikely places, like roadkill and animal droppings. It’s a project that may make some a little queasy. “Because it's about raccoon poop, that's what everyone tells me,” Sydnie Reeves said with a laugh.
Recent Press Releases
May 31, 2022MiniPhD program 2022 class announced
Jan 23, 2019St. Catharines high school student publishes original research on sustainable energy in scientific journal
Nov 26, 2018Pittsburgh high school student publishes research on music’s effect on reading comprehension in scientific journal
Nov 09, 2018New Hampshire high school student duo develop efficient trajectory to travel between planets and publish work in academic journal
Oct 12, 2018Cupertino high school student publishes article in science journal on alternative light sources found in bacteria