The Institute is modeled as a pipeline of educational activities leading to the final phase, a paid internship program in which students work for a month of the summer, mentored by established scholars or technologists in their field of interest.
The pipeline consists of the following steps, which are all free of cost, and the final of which pays the students:
any time from 6th grade up
serious computer programming for youth workshops – a 10-hour workshop that teaches to program in python, on Linux, with emphasis on the command line and using a programming editor.
after the workshops
drop-in fortnightly mini-courses, in which students write small programs in a wide range of research-related areas, from visualization to mathematics to science to digital humanities and more.
research skills academy
a 3-week summer program aimed at immersing students into the variety of non computational techniques that the Institute considers important for a young researcher.
math and science working groups
working groups of students who want to go beyond what is taught in their schools, including Taylor series, Fourier series, numerical solutions to differential equations, and physics with calculus.
after tenth, 11th, or 12th grade
paid summer internship – a 4-week summer program in which students are paid to work full time on a single research project.
The pipeline materials are taught from free/open-source/open-access web books written by by co-founder Mark Galassi, a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, with significant contributions from current and former students in the pipeline.
Please contact us with questions on any of these steps – email: firstname.lastname@example.org – phone: +1-505-629-0759.