Stand Out on College Applications with Published Research

Our research program leads students through all stages of experimental design, data collection, academic writing, and publication. Get the competitive edge you’re looking for with published research.

Our students have produced over 50 academic publications to date and have given presentations all around the world with the support of our mentors. Depicted above is one of our students presenting at the Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research Conference in Marseille, France. This student was awarded Best Poster Presentation and now attends The University of Oxford.

Over 90% of our research students get offers from their top choice boarding schools and universities.

Student Research Admissions Results

Harvard University

Harvard University

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Columbia University

Columbia University

Princeton University

Princeton University

University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Our Mentors

Why Research?

Stand out to top tier universities: Students with unique and exceptional achievements are highly sought after by top universities.

Publish research papers in academic venues: Our students have the opportunity to publish their research papers in academic journals or conferences, which can be a major accomplishment and help further distinguish you from other applicants.

Present your findings at international conferences: Our students have also had the opportunity to present their findings at international conferences, providing them with valuable experience and exposure to a wider academic community.

Work closely with an expert research mentor: As a student in our research program, you will have the opportunity to work closely with an expert research mentor who can provide guidance, support, and feedback throughout the research process.

Gain first-hand experience in data collection and analysis: Conducting research involves collecting and analyzing data, a valuable skill that can be applied in many academic and professional settings.

Build Your Own Research Project

S.T.E.M.

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Study the application of scientific and mathematical principles to solve problems and develop new technologies.

Humanities

Study human culture, including literature, philosophy, history, art, music, and language, and seek to understand the human experience through critical analysis and interpretation.

Social Sciences

Study society and human behavior, including sociology, psychology, economics, and anthropology, to understand the social, cultural, and economic forces that shape human societies.

Past Student Projects

Our exceptional research students have published their research in academic journals and presented at international conferences. Below is a selection of our recent students’ work.

Evolution Through Art: Biomimesis in EcoLogicStudio’s H.O.R.T.U.S. Series

Caryn Ohki

The Impact of Rapid State Policy Response on Cumulative Deaths Caused by COVID-19

Takuto Nakamura

End-to-end Classification of Ballroom Dancing Music Using Machine Learning

Noémie Voss

Comparative Analysis of IMUs and Motion Detecting Technology for Measuring Patients’ Lumbar and Cervical Spines’ Range of Motion

David Bass

Text Classification Based on Machine Learning: Quantifying the Sentiment of Online Reviews

Shreya Subramaniam

Authorship Attribution of 50 Victorian Era Novelists with Convolutional Neural Networks

Kei Yamashita

Program Overview

We have developed our research program to help students gain real research experience. This includes academic writing and presenting at conferences, both of which increase students’ chances of getting into top schools.

Program Name Modules Length Weekly Hours Typical Outputs
Super-Fast Intro to Research
(Data-focused project)
R101 10-22 weeks 1-2 Short IYRC paper/survey paper + presentation.
Exploratory Research
(Student-led project)
R201 9-12 months 1.5-2 Full IYRC paper + presentation.
Hands-on Research
(Mentor-led project)
R301 9-12 months 1.5-2 Full IYRC paper + presentation and chance to publish at competitive academic venues.
Full Exploratory Journey
(Student-led project)
R101+R201 12-16 months 1.5-2 Full IYRC paper + presentation. Chance to explore more complex topics with more learning.
Full Hands-on Journey
(Mentor-led project)
R101+R301 12-16 months 1.5-2 Full IYRC paper + presentation and higher chance to publish at competitive academic venues.

These are typical lengths and commitments, but it is possible to run on different timelines with mentor approval.
*Data-focused projects are shorter projects curated by mentors centered around publicly available datasets.
**Mentor-led projects are specially curated projects that the academic community is actively wanting to solve and are interested in seeing at conferences/journals.

Results and Past Publications

Student Mentor Publication Conference Year College Acceptance
Kubota, R. Deriam Chirinos Marketing Regimes and its Stimulus to Impulsive Consumers Spending International Young Researchers' Conference 2022 University of California San Diego
Nishimura, J. Roman Robles Assessing Japan’s Tama River Health Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Physico-Chemical Properties as Indicators of Water Quality International Young Researchers' Conference 2022 Brown University
Kinoshita, K. Sam Mortimer Translating gender: using anime to explore the influence of gender norms in Greco-Roman mythology on contemporary Japanese society International Young Researchers' Conference 2022 Boarding School
Hagerty, S. Neil Nguyen Impact of Piracy on the Anime Industry in the United States International Young Researchers' Conference 2022 Harvard
Goldstein, T. Analytics in Sumo Wrestling International Young Researchers' Conference 2022 Dartmouth College
Engen, R. Tyler Kusunoki Attracting Talent in the Biotechnology Industry International Young Researchers' Conference 2022
Kobayashi, N. Elizabeth Feldeverd Phenylalanine Ammonia-lyase (PAL1) Expression During Cold Stress in Two Japanese Tomato varieties International Young Researchers' Conference 2021 Boarding School
Hayashi, M. Elizabeth Feldeverd Expression Analysis of glucan synthase in edible mushrooms Lentinula edodes and Pleurotus eryngii and their potential for wound-healing applications International Young Researchers' Conference 2021 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tanaka, E. Elizabeth Feldeverd Japanese student movements of the 1960s and their modern counterparts: comparing Zenkyoto and SEALDs. International Young Researchers' Conference 2021 Northeastern University
Abe, Y. Elizabeth Feldeverd Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Representations of Japanese American History at Rye Country Day School International Young Researchers' Conference 2021 University of Chicago
Star, N. Elizabeth Feldeverd Evaluating candidate IRAP inhibitors in Ginkgo biloba extract and their potential for cognitive enhancement International Young Researchers' Conference 2021
Takahashi, R. Elizabeth Feldeverd The role and significance of Instagram on the lives of Menstruators International Young Researchers' Conference 2021
Yamanaka, P. Hayden Mueller S-BRATA and Japan: A Novel Art Therapy Framework for the Treatment of ASD and Comorbid SID International Young Researchers' Conference 2021
Slattery, K. Elizabeth Feldeverd Exploring the Flexural Strain, Deflection, and Relative Strength of 3D Printed Japanese Joinery for Future Structural Applications International Young Researchers' Conference 2021 Princeton
O'Shea, K. Elizabeth Feldeverd Characterization of lupeol, linalool, and squalene synthase expression within floral, leaf, and seed tissues of Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua International Young Researchers' Conference 2021 University of Richmond
Yorulmaz, K. Utilising Level Design Artifacts to Maximise Fun International Young Researchers' Conference 2021 NYU
Bailey, L. Phong Nguyen Stroke comparison between professional tennis players and amateur players using advanced computer vision icSports 2020 Princeton
Murakami-Moses, M. Elizabeth Feldeverd Analysis of machine learning models predicting basketball shot success International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Duke
Hagerty, W. Matin Khadem Educational Exchange Programs’ Impact on Foreign Direct Investment International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Harvard
Xiang, Z. Hieu Nguyen PyITA: A Taylor Expansion-Based Data Augmentation Program for ANN Potentials Applied to TiO 2 International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Stanford
Subramaniam, S. Sara Finding Nutritious Alternatives to Ingredients in Recipes Using Machine Learning International Young Researchers' Conference 2020
Ohki, C. Elizabeth Feldeverd Evolution Through Art: Biomimesis in EcoLogicStudio’s H.O.R.T.U.S. Series International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Boarding School
Nozaki, K. Identification of Fusarium in Gerbera using Augmented Ruthenium Red Based Biosensor International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Northwestern University
Nishi, M. Elizabeth Feldeverd Comparative Analysis of Alveolar Bone Resorption Between Male and Female Patient International Young Researchers' Conference 2020
Namba, Y. Hayden Mueller Photography as an Elegy: Solitude and Isolation International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Imperial College London
Nakamura, T. Matin Khadem The Impact of Rapid State Policy Response on Cumulative Deaths Caused by COVID-19 International Young Researchers' Conference 2020
Nakajima, M. Elizabeth Feldeverd Effects of CYP2D6*10 Mutation on Binding Affinity on Common Antidepressants in Japan International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Carnegie Mellon University
Li-Kato, B. Melissa Sarmiento Pandemics, Surgical Masks, and Japanese Collectivism International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Boarding School
Fukuda, K. Elizabeth Feldeverd Education in Context: Examining Attitudes Toward Sexual Assault in Japan and Developing an Educational Tool for High School Students International Young Researchers' Conference 2020 Williams College
Voss, N. Phong Nguyen End-to-end classification of ballroom dancing music using machine learning Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research 2019 Oxford
Subramaniam, S. Thien Phan Text classification based on machine learning: quantifying the sentiment of online reviews International Young Researchers' Conference 2019 Northeastern
Yamashita, K. James Borg Authorship attribution of 50 victorian era novelists with convulutional neural networks International Young Researchers' Conference 2019 Waseda
Bass, D. Abbi Hamed Comparative analysis of IMUs and motion detecting technology for measuring patents' lumbar and cervical spines' range of motion International Young Researchers' Conference 2019 Univ North Carolina
Voss, N., Nguyen, P. Phong Nguyen End-to-end classification of ballroom dancing music using machine learning International Young Researchers' Conference 2019 Oxford
Howe, A. Phong Nguyen SAT reading analysis using eye-gaze tracking technology and machine learning Intelligent Tutoring Systems 2018 Chicago
Kurosu, K. Taiga Tase Acquisition of formal and informal political power in the united states and japan International Young Researchers' Conference 2018 Tokyo University
Fukuda, A. Robin Garhwal Investigation of sleep quality parameters to improve cognitive performance in classroom tests Vietnam Japan Scientific Exchange 2017 Tufts
Crow, G, Blagg, A., Balin, E. Phong Nguyen Using facial recognition technology in smart attendance application Vietnam Japan Scientific Exchange 2017 UC Berkeley
Duke
Howe, A. Phong Nguyen Open source software for analysis and correlation of reading patterns with superior SAT scores using gaze-tracking device Vietnam Japan Scientific Exchange 2017 Chicago
Cross, T. Aneesh Chand An open source software for post-match spatio-temporal performance analysis of soccer players International Conference on Biomedical Engineering Innovation 2017 Chicago

Evolution Through Art: Biomimesis in EcoLogicStudio’s H.O.R.T.U.S. Series

Caryn Ohki

The Impact of Rapid State Policy Response on Cumulative Deaths Caused by COVID-19

Takuto Nakamura

End-to-end Classification of Ballroom Dancing Music Using Machine Learning

Noémie Voss

Comparative Analysis of IMUs and Motion Detecting Technology for Measuring Patients’ Lumbar and Cervical Spines’ Range of Motion

David Bass

Text Classification Based on Machine Learning: Quantifying the Sentiment of Online Reviews

Shreya Subramaniam

Authorship Attribution of 50 Victorian Era Novelists with Convolutional Neural Networks

Kei Yamashita

Previous Student Outcomes

Our Research Mentors

We believe that great high school research starts with great mentorship. Our mentors are not only excellent researchers but also experienced high school instructors. Whether you’re interested in machine learning or art history, our team can help you conduct truly novel research. 

Elizabeth Feldeverd
Hayden Mueller
Subo Wijeyeratne

Cornell University 
(B.S. in International Agriculture and Rural Development)
University of Hawaii 
(M.A. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering)

Primary Expertise:
Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Agricultural Science

Trinity College
(B.A. in Theater & Dance and German Studies)
University of the People
(in progress, M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching – Elementary & Middle School Education)

Primary Expertise:
Performance Studies, 20th Century German History, Aesthetic Philosophy

University of Cambridge
(B.A. and M.A. in History)

Primary Expertise:
 History (Medieval, Modern Japan, History of Science and Technology)

Hieu Nguyen
Melissa Sarmiento

Brown University
(A.B. in Human Biology)
University of Maryland College Park
(Ph.D. in Bioengineering)

Primary Expertise:
Microbiology, Organic chemistry

Cornell University
(B.A. in History, Minored in German and Latin American Studies)
Brown University
(in progress, M.A.T. with a focus on Social Studies)

Primary Expertise:
Religious history, Latin American Studies.

What our students are saying

Over the summer, I conducted my own research on the human enzyme CYP2D6 and its effects of its mutation the binding affinity of common antidepressants prescribed in Japan. Along with a complete literature review, I was able to experiment with various field-specific tools and software to collect data. I highly recommend it to other students who are keen on further investigating their interests and achieving research experience before college.

by Miu, Summer 2020 researcher

Doing a research project on biomimetic art theory has been one of the most rewarding experiences. My research allowed me to refine my general interests and then sharpen my skills while I learned how real research works. The process tested my grit, passion, and ability to think like an academic researcher. It helped me build a strong foundation in my interests. I gained confidence, and have a strong desire to understand and share more. If you have the time and patience, I would say go for it!

by Caryn, Summer 2020 researcher

My research involved implementing and evaluating a data augmentation technique for artificial neural network potentials. Writing my first paper has really helped me solidify my passion for computational physics and materials science…I have learned an incredible amount about the materials informatics and machine learning. If you’re willing to put in the work, I would definitely recommend trying your hand at an independent research project!

by Alana, Summer 2020 researcher

Join our community of driven researchers

Our students have published their research on biosensors, art theory, machine learning, international relations, education, economics, and other cutting-edge topics.