Our Honors Research Program (HRP) brings a small group of honors-level high school students to the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and to E/V Nautilus and STS Bodrum for 1-2 weeks during the summer and fall. HRP students work with scientists and engineers to learn about oceanography, data visualization techniques, and the scientific research process. After completing a research project on shore based on data collected by Nautilus, HRP students participate in sea-going expeditions to work with the Corps of Exploration and stand watch as Data Loggers, alongside scientists and engineers.
Twelve students from across the United States are participating in the 2013 HRP. They will participate on expeditions to explore shipwrecks off of Turkey, biological and geological systems of the Cayman Rise, and the geology off the northern coast of Puerto Rico. While onshore, they are engaged in classes covering a broad range of oceanography and engineering topics in addition to working closely with scientists on research projects utilizing Fledermaus software generously provided by Quality Positioning Services BV (QPS).
Download the 2014 Honors Research Program Application Packet
Apply online and upload all required application files here
All applications due February 7, 2014