Summer Opportunities Fair 2021
Thank you for your interest in Insight’s Summer Opportunities Fair on November 6, 2021! We hoped you had a great time learning and meeting the participating programs. Below are recaps of the festivities and a list of participating programs. Some programs have prepared a short presentation for you, and you can find them listed alphabetically here!
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Insight Education Summer Opportunities Fair 2021
The ACME Entrepreneur program was founded by Stanford Entrepreneur Aditya Mittal, and hopes to make the world a more entrepreneurial place. ACME believes that a general understanding of entrepreneurship is the path to greater prosperity, high quality living, mankind’s future, solutions and exploration, new products in every sector from energy to healthcare, wealth generation, and greater economic stability.
Global Glimpse brings groups of students from a wide variety of high schools together through travel with highly-skilled teachers the summer after their junior year. While abroad, this group of learners explores history, culture, politics, poverty, education, development, and business in a developing country. We challenge students to think critically, collaborate with each other and bring their newfound perspective back to their high schools and communities.
Inspirit AI inspires curious high school students globally by exposing them to the defining technology of our times: Artificial Intelligence. AI is already present everywhere: in our voice-activated devices, smartphone face recognition systems, and autonomous vehicles. The potential to apply this technology for good is limitless. This program, developed and taught exclusively by a team of alumni and graduate students from Stanford and MIT, provides guidance on initiating AI projects, pursuing AI ventures, and preparing for college.
The Lumiere Research Scholar Program is a selective research program for top high school students. As a Lumiere scholar, students work 1-1 with top researchers from universities like Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford. Founded by a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard College classmates, the program guides students in the creation of an independent, 20-page research paper over the course of 10 weeks.
Our City Forest
Our City Forest (OCF) is an urban forestry non-profit located in the heart of San Jose. OCF’s mission is to create a green and healthy Silicon Valley by engaging community members in the appreciation, protection, growth, and maintenance of our urban forest. Volunteer opportunities range from helping out at the Community Nursery and Training Center with various tree and shrub-care activities, to joining at the new Education Center at Martial Cottle Park to help expand the arboretum. OCF also hosts community tree planting events in which volunteers can help plant trees at various locations throughout Santa Clara County! These events are typically held on Saturdays.
PilotCity runs programs where students “build projects to win internships” with our employers – serving as an engine for innovation in cities with the people from there. Students enrolled in the program explore employer projects, choose a project, and then are guided through a series of unlockable activities & deliverables to complete to then auto-apply, interview & win offers for internships. Upon hire, interns further advance their project, assigned tasks, and the objective of the employers.
The Pioneer Research Program is a virtual research institute for outstanding high school students worldwide. It offers STEM, social sciences, and humanities disciplines. Widely respected for its high standards in admissions selectivity and academic rigor, it is the only US online college credit-bearing research program for high school students. In Pioneer’s rigorous academic system, students work one-on-one with university professors in advanced study and research of a topic of their interest, culminating in a full-length research paper.
Polygence is an online research academy connecting high achieving students with expert mentors to pursue personalized research projects and publish research papers. Polygence offers project-based research mentorship in academic disciplines across STEM, the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Polygence students submit their projects to high school science fairs, research journals, and conferences with guidance from expert mentors. Mentors hold PhDs, MDs, JDs, MAs, and MFAs in a variety of disciplines from neuroscience and computer science to fashion design and architecture.
Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research
Rosetta Institute provides advanced classes for high achieving high school and middle school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy, or nursing. They offer a variety of workshops related to molecular medicine – Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Medical Bioinformatics, Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Covid-19: Biology/Immunity/Medicine, Cancer Research, Immunology Research, and Biomedical Research – that are taught by PhD-level instructors with years of research and teaching experience.
Summer Springboard offers pre-college programs at Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Georgetown, Boston, and UC San Diego. Students explore academic courses in Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, and Law while experiencing life on a college campus. They also offer online programs in the following fields: Emergency Medicine, Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Trial Law.