Feb 23, 2019

Research Experience (In-school/Local Universities & Professors)

  • Crimson Education
  • NZ
Multiple Research Opportunity Skill Building

Description

Research experience for local universities provides high school students with an opportunity to assist university professors with advanced research projects.

Students reach out to a professor at a university about a topic that interests them personally. Research typically takes place over summer or in parallel with school work. Student demonstrate their ability to work at a high-level and attach their name to a high-profile and comprehensive piece of research.

Most universities have professors that students can reach out to regarding supporting research projects.

For further information visit the official websites below:

New Zealand Speciality Research Centers:

AgResearch
Near Hamilton, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Dunedin
http://www.agresearch.co.nz/
Institute of Environmental Science and Research
Porirua, Auckland, Upper Hutt, Christchurch
http://www.esr.cri.nz/
Institutes of Geological and Nuclear Sciences
Lower Hutt, Taupo, Dunedin
http://www.gns.cri.nz/
Landcare Research
Lincoln, Alexandra, Auckland, Dunedin, Gisborne, Hamilton, Nelson, Palmerston North, Wellington
http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/home
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Napier, Wanganui, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin
https://www.niwa.co.nz/
New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion)
Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch
http://www.scionresearch.com/
New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research
Auckland, Havelock North, Palmerston North, Nelson, Dunedin
http://www.plantandfood.co.nz/
New Zealand Institute of Economic Research
Wellington, Auckland
http://nzier.org.nz

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Competitiveness

5/5

Students reach out to professors to see if there is an available research project to work on. Professors select the best candidate/s for the project.

Participation Cost

$

N/A

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

4/5

Demonstration to dedicate pusuing knowledge in-depth
Ability to work independently over a prolonged period
Work with a high-level professor
Excellent research and writing skills

Time Commitment

5/5

A research project usually takes place over a given period of time, such as a 6 week project during the holiday break. The amount of work will vary depending on the project and the professor.

Application Deadline

N/A

Application Process Includes

Approach a professor for a research opportunity.

Resume and cover letter may be necessary.

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