The Ross School’s Innovation Lab, an academy for high school students focusing in science, math, engineering, media, and technology, has announced a new marine science program that will begin in January.
Participants will conduct genetic diversity surveys, learn how to remotely control technology such as drones and robotic submarines, track marine organisms, and share ocean data with a global scientific community. In addition, students will collaborate with researchers around the world and pursue independent projects mentored by top professionals in the field, while also traveling to research stations in French Polynesia to learn from climate science and marine biology experts.
The school will offer up to three full-tuition merit-based scholarships for local students. Applications, which are available online, are now being accepted. An open house is planned for this evening from 6:30 to 8 at the Upper School campus on Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton. The director of the innovation lab, current students, and members of the admissions team will be on hand to answer questions.
Advance registration is requested by either e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 907-5400.