The Summer College Research Institute (SCRI) is a full-time program for local community college students to engage in scientific research in Georgia Tech’s renowned College of Sciences’ laboratories at no cost to students. Students from diverse backgrounds or those who have been historically underrepresented in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. SCRI 2022 will run from June 6th – July 29.

Each summer, students are selected from community colleges in the Metropolitan Atlanta area and matched with a laboratory in the College of Sciences in their field of interest. Students will become paid research interns in their lab and complete a project from start to finish, including reading scientific literature, planning experiments, analyzing their own data, and communicating their findings in an oral presentation and poster format.

SCRI participants need no prior experience. Students should be local and able to provide their own transportation to campus- we especially encourage students from Atlanta community colleges to apply. Students must be 18 by the start of the program to participate.

The basics of research are covered in the first week during orientation, where students will learn lab safety, how to read a scientific paper, and how to operate basic lab instruments. The following weeks will be spent with their hosting lab, doing individual projects with guidance from mentors, researchers, and Georgia Tech faculty. In the final week, interns will learn to effectively communicate their results to scientists and the public in both an oral and written format.