Durham Campus Opportunities

NCSSM offers students a wide variety of real-world learning experiences to engage as a thinker/maker/doer across every discipline including opportunities in research, entrepreneurship, leadership, and much more.

NCSSM's Durham campus hosts many programs available to Durham residential and NCSSM online students. Information about what programs are available to you is included on each program's page.

Class of 2024 Junior Meeting Presentation for Research and Innovation

TO EDIT: (durham) Residential Research & Innovation Presentation 2022-2023

Explore Your Interests on Durham's Campus

Attend the 2022 Research & Innovation Fair held in the PEC!

Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00-5:00PM

Connect with the Research and Innovation Instructors, talk to students, and learn more about the features, timelines, and/or applications of each program!

A Program for Everyone: Research, Innovation, Design & Entreprenuership

Dr. Kim Monahan & Dr. Heather Mallory

Due: SEP. 30

Link to Application

Dr. Michael Bruno & Dr. Tim Anglin

Due: SEP. 30

Link to Application

Dr. David Cantrell

No application,

REX Humanities pre-requisite

Dr. Philip Benge

Due: OCT. 28

Link to Application

Dr. Jonathan Bennett

Due: SEP. 30

Link to Application

Dr. Joe LoBuglio

Due: SEP. 30

Link to Application

Dr. Letitia Hubbard & and Dr. Josh Fuchs

Due: NOV. 1

Application opens Oct. 20

Due: NOV. 1

Application opens Oct. 20

Fund Your Project:
Bowman-Brockman Fund

The Bowman-Brockman fund inspires students to start ventures on campus and to pursue projects in science, technology, and mathematics. Students must get approval from their sponsor to apply. Students have received funding for projects in rocketry, low-cost eyeglass design, insulating gels for use in aerospace, biotech forum, Conrad competition entries.

Due: OCT. 17 | Link to Application

Learn More About Different Program Types

Research programs offer residential students the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in a single discipline, under the guidance of an NCSSM faculty member. The Entrepreneurship program provides the necessary background material and a structured opportunity for students with ideas for products or services to bring their ideas from conception to market through the real-life activity of entrepreneurship. The Robotics Design program allows students to conduct their own design projects in robotics by using industry-leading software or learning CAD in order to pursue a more formal design experience as part of NCSSM's FIRST Robotics Team, the Zebracorns.

The Mentorship program provides the opportunity for a student to choose their area of interest and join an off-campus researcher and their team in an ongoing or independent research project to further their skills as a thinker/maker/doer. Student engagement in research and innovation opportunities is one of prominent avenues that NC School of Science and Mathematics carries out the school’s mission to 1) educate and nurture academically talented students to become state, national, and global leaders, 2) increase access to high quality public education in North Carolina, and 3) cultivate engaged citizens who will work for the betterment of the world. More than 80% of NCSSM graduates engage in research and innovation through an NCSSM course or program.

Work with NCSSM faculty on-campus or with volunteer mentors off-campus for full days over 2-5 weeks of the summer while living at NCSSM at no cost. Students can expect to engage in independent or ongoing projects that develop both personal and professional skills that will have a long lasting impact on their paths to become leaders and engaged citizens.

During the school year, students can register for many shorter opportunities to gain research experience. This includes a variety of classes and courses (offered in person and online), January term (J-Term), Independent Special Study Options (SSOs), as well as other avenues of research through design and innovation-based clubs.

Communicate Your Research

Choose from a wide variety of events to communicate and celebrate your work. Opportunities vary from NCSSM sponsored conferences, undergraduate conferences, and state, regional, and national competitions.

Dr. Jonathan Bennett

STEM

Dr. David Cantrell

Humanities