College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Science Research Program

Now more than a decade old, Holton’s Science Research Program gives a group of Upper School students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a professional research laboratory setting—an experience that builds familiarity, skills, and confidence, while also helping students expand their network and explore college and career options.

Students selected for this program are matched with one of our partner institutions, where they participate in an immersive, six-to-eight-week summer internship before their senior year. Partner organizations include the George Washington University School of Engineering, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS), the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, and National Institutes of Health. Prior to their internships, students take specialized STEM courses at Holton designed to prepare them for the experience: Computer Programming and Robotics for engineering-focused internships, and Microbiology and Molecular Biology for biomedical-related posts.

In 2019, 10 students (13 percent of the Class of 2020) participated in the program. They worked on topics ranging from drug-resistant bacteria to drone communications.

Click the links below to view some of our students' Science Research Presentations from the past few years!