St. Bonaventure University

High School Student Research Program

Two smiling students doing plant researchOur High School Student Research Program is a two-week summer camp for high school juniors and sophomores interested in computer science and biology who plan to attend college after high school.

Students work alongside SBU faculty members on an authentic, cutting edge research project. Your research will be conducted in high-tech research laboratories on the Bonaventure campus.

The program also includes:

  • STEM career presentations by scientists from different biological fields, who share their insights on your future career and give you advice on how to prepare for your future success.
  • A project completion celebration during which you will present your research to attending family members, friends, invited dignitaries and campus community members. This is an opportunity to hone your scientific communication skills and make your family proud.
Throughout the program you have the opportunity to bond with peers who share your interest in biology, and with the scientists with whom you interact.

Program dates & registration

Dates for the summer of 2021 program will be posted here when they become available. Registration instructions will be published here as well. Please return to this site often.


View photos from past camps

Photos from previous years' student research programs are available for viewing and for download on our university Flickr site. Click on a particular year below to access its Flickr folder:

Program supporters

Support for the High School Student Research Program has come from the following donors:
  • The National Science Foundation
  • SBU Keenan Grant
  • Cutco Corp.
  • The Kim family
  • The Wood family
  • Corning, Inc.
  • Western New York STEM Hub
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • C-A Teacher Center
  • Olean Medical Group
  • Salamanca CSD
  • Olean CSD
  • The Fan family