Senior Science Research


Fall Semester

Fall Meetings for Seniors

Check the big calendar on often. Individual, team, or small group meetings are the way business gets done. Large group meetings are rare. Keep your supervising teacher up to date on your progress. Do not hesitate to tell us of problems. Above all, do not miss your appointments. They count significantly toward your grade.

  1. September
    1. Entrance meeting on the second day of the semester. Everyone attends.
      • Semester overview (see Google Classroom for notes)
    2. September meeting
      • Summer lab log
      • Research report 1st draft
      • Regeneron STS status (individual projects only)
  2. October
    1. First meeting
      • Research report 2nd draft
      • Regeneron STS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • Neuroscience registration & paperwork (optional)
    2. Second meeting
      • Research report 3rd draft
      • Regeneron STS registration & paperwork (optional)
  3. November
    1. November meeting
      • September/October lab log
      • Research report final draft
      • Regeneron STS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • JSHS registration & paperwork (optional)
      • Terra NYC registration & paperwork (mandatory)
  4. December
    1. First meeting
      • Terra NYC registration & paperwork (mandatory)
      • November lab log
      • Research report supplemental draft (optional)
    2. Second meeting
  5. January
    1. Poster meeting
      • Scientific poster first draft
      • Terra NYC status
      • St. Joe's status
      • JSHS status
    2. Exit meeting
      • Poster status
      • Terra NYC status
      • St. Joe's status
      • JSHS status
      • Grades

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (research report)

Regeneron STS logo

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)


Thursday, November 30, 2023 (research paper)
Sunday, February 11, 2024 (presentation)

Terra NYC STEM Fair


Tuesday, December 19, 2023(research report)
Sunday, March 3, 2024(virtual prelims)
Saturday, March 23, 2024(I.R.L. finals)

St. Joseph's University High School Poster Session

Saturday, February 3, 2024



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The spring semester is full of events where you are expected to talk about your project to the public. This is typically done while standing next to a 4 foot wide by 3 foot tall poster that summarizes your project. In January, you will a prepare such a poster for use throughout the spring semester.

Fall Lab Logs

Honors Science Research

Honors credit is available for juniors and seniors who work on their project under the supervision of a mentor (PhD, MD, other qualified professional) affiliated with a regulated research institution (university, hospital, government agency, etc.). Eligible students will have their class grade weighted by 1.05 when their transcript average is computed. (AP classes are weighted by 1.1, in comparison.)

In order to qualify, students need to…

Extra Credit

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Public Lecture

Attend an approved STEM lecture

  • Attend, listen, and take notes.
  • Retain your admission ticket, program, or any other handout given at the lecture.
  • Have your photo taken at the event by a teacher or other approved attendance taker.
  • Complete this assignment while the lecture is still fresh in your mind. (Print the page before you go.)
  • Type up your responses to the questions and submit them to your supervising teacher the next business day along with proof of attendance. Be prepared to discuss the lecture at your next meeting.

Possible Lectures

Competitions and Events

Participate in STEM competitions or attend STEM special events.

  • Review this list at the begining of the school year.
  • Find an event or competition you are interested in.
  • Tell your supervising teacher what you intend to do.
  • Provide evidence of completion or participation.
  • Manage your time effectively. Anticipate Deadlines.
  • Provide evidence of completion for full credit.

Last Updated 8 September 2022.