The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community.

"RSI was the best experience of my life. I will never forget the six wonderful weeks that I spent this last summer at MIT. Thank you for making this experience possible for me."

Sidharth Dhawan, 2010
Research Science Institute

The Teacher Enrichment Program helps to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The success of the USA Biology Olympiad [USABO] is a mark of cooperation and dedication among students, teachers, the Center for Excellence in Education, and Purdue University to improve [the rigor and level of biology] education in the USA.

Rebecca Shi 2011, Gold Medalist, IBO First Place
USA Biology Olympiad

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Research Science Institute (RSI)

Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI).


USA Biology Olympiad (USABO)

As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad enriches the life sciences education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. Each year, the top 20 students attend the National Finals held at the Home of the USABO-Purdue University. 


Teacher enrichment program (TEP)

The Teacher Enrichment Program focuses on best practices and resources as well as exposure to the breadth and depth of scientific discovery often not available to rural and urban high school teachers and their students.

RSI in China

Research Science Initiative at Tsinghua University

35 high school students competitively selected will gather for six of the most enriching weeks of their lives at the Research Science Initiative (RSI) at Tsinghua University sponsored by the....

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