Applications Being Accepted for 2021 Research Science Institute at MIT

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Applications Being Accepted for 2021 Research Science Institute at MIT

McLean, VA (November 22, 2020) – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its 2021 Research Science Institute, which will be collaboratively sponsored with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA on its campus or virtually. 

RSI ’21 will bring together top U.S. and international high school students who have completed comparable to three years of school for an intensive, six-week program that provides students with the opportunity to conduct original, cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art university laboratories, hospitals and corporate research facilities in Boston and Cambridge, MA.

Participants experience the entire research cycle from start to finish. They read the most current literature in their field, draft and execute a detailed research plan, and deliver conference-style oral and written reports on their findings.

During the first week of RSI, students participate in intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five-week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage scientists and researchers.

RSI is cost-free for students to attend. They reside on campus at MIT during the program.

The deadline for U.S. applications is January 16, 2021.

To apply, visit

About the Center for Excellence in Education 

CEE was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE’s programs include the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biolympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). For more information, visit

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