Ways to Gain Research Experience in High School


If you’re a curious high schooler who enjoys asking questions and digging into the depths of the internet to find answers, you might be wondering how you can gain serious research experience. The question is - where and how do you start? While it’s true that most research opportunities are designed for students at a college level, there are summer programs, labs, and organizations that have spots for high schoolers on their team. To help you navigate the various possibilities, I’ve outlined what really constitutes research alongside three different ways you can seek research experience, and how these opportunities are viewed by college admissions officers.

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