• The RHS Research Program affords students the opportunity to conceive of and execute their own empirical studies in the behavioral and social sciences (e.g., psychology, economics), the life sciences (e.g., biology, animal science), the physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, astronomy), engineering, or math. 

    Rising 9th or 10 grade students interested in joining the Research Program should enroll in Introduction to Research (fall semester) and Research Essentails (spring semester). While the classes are electives, they are two of the more challenging classes our school offers and are intended for students who would like to stretch themselves beyond the honors curriculum we offer. Successful students are typically curious, creative, and conscientious. 

    Most of our students begin in Grade 9, but we usually have a group of sophomores as well. Rising juniors or seniors can also join the program if they have completed a study in a lab outside of school. We will then help them prepare their work for competitions. Interested students should contact Dr. Allyson Weseley at aweseley@roslynschools.org

    In Introduction to Research, students learn the basics of research design and statistics and then put their skills to work on a couple of mini research projects. In Research Essentials, students learn how to present their research in written and oral form in preparation for a science fair and then learn more about the research process as they plan a potential study for the following year. 

    Click here for a short video made by one of our classes to give a sense of what the experience involves.