About the institute

NEWS: Applications for 2024 closed at the end of March; please call Mark Galassi at 505-629-0759 (voice only) if you have questions or if you or your school have made arrangements.

Dates of the internship: the weeks starting July 8, 15, 22, 29. Please start preparing right away by attending our computer programming workshops.

The Institute for Computing in Research is a consortium of researchers, students, and teachers who work on 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).

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, addresses this problem.

We have developed and teach a learning pipeline to prepare students for research, including the Research Skills Academy, aimed at the (very important) non-computational aspects of research.

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