About the institute

NEWS: Applications are closed for summer 2022. This coming winter we will re-open applications for summer 2023.

The Institute for Computing in Research is a consortium of researchers, students, and teachers who work on research and pedagogical aspects of using advanced computing methods for research and scholarship. Any application of computing to physical science, life science, social science, arts and humanities is of interest to our researchers. We are located in Santa Fe (New Mexico), Portland (Oregon), and Austin (Texas). We are also pursuing opening up in New York City for the summer of 2023.

Our goal is to develop the best ways to train students to be researchers. The key component of this is our research internship program for students finishing 10th, 11th and 12th grade. In this program we address a significant problem: almost all the prestigious research opportunities for youth go to students from privileged families who have connections to laboratories and universities. The Institute’s approach to recruiting students and pairing them with world-class volunteer mentors, and our offering a stipend to interns, solves this problem.

In addition we offer the Research Skills Academy, aimed at students wanting to get started learning research techniques.

Our pipeline preparing students for research typically begins with the Serious Programming Workshop, followed by ongoing mini-courses.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with fiscal sponsorship by the Software Freedom Conservancy. We are deeply grateful to those who have helped us – they are many and they deserve their own Thanks page.

For more information please send email to info@computinginresearch.org