Compared to grades and test scores,
research is a better way to showcase your academic strengths.
What can I gain in the YRV Research Program?
You will make friends with students around the world.
You will address an important social, economic, or environmental issue.
You will become a researcher and published author.
How does the YRV Research Program work?
The purpose of the YRV Research Program is to help high school students strengthen academic skills through research and gain leadership skills through global collaboration.
In the YRV Research Program students work in small groups on a research topic under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each research team has the support of a research advisor. The program is one-year long. Each team produces a high quality research paper that can be peer reviewed and published.
Students collaborate through weekly research meetings, group work, and independent work , approximately 6 hours per week in total. All meetings, discussions, and teamwork are done remotely via Zoom and Google collaborative apps. No traveling is needed. Each team creates their own meeting and work schedules in consideration of team members' timezones.