Quanta is an online, open research platform designed to connect high school students to research challenges and a network of mentors.
Participating in research provides valuable knowledge, skills and experience to high school students. It can enrich their classroom education, help them determine a career path and enhance their resumes. Currently, however, research experiences, both from university labs, industry, or community members are open to only a small minority of high school students.
Quanta is the world’s first “Massive Open Online Research” platform, or MOOR. This portal vastly increases students’ access to research challenges anywhere in the country, opening up opportunities on a large scale. Researchers receive valuable contributions to their work with a small investment of time. University students provide mentorship that gives participants individualized guidance while boosting their own leadership skills.
If you are interested in joining Quanta for our 2014 programs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Upon acceptance into the Quanta program, you will receive further information specific to your involvement in the program. Please see below for more information about joining Quanta.
Mentor high school students working on research projects, or pose project challenges for students related to your own work. The mentor application process includes a competitive online application and, if applicable, interview with a Quanta staff member.
Requirements to apply:
Build a research challenge for students to work on that advances your own research goals. Your research challenge may touch on any topical area, and should include some final product for students to work towards – whether that be a written report, creative work, or other product.
Faculty researchers will:
Enroll your class today in a Quanta challenge! Traditionally, a classroom of students will all collaborate on one project through the online research portal.
All high school teachers (teaching grades 9 through 12, in any discipline) are welcome to register for the Quanta program.
Interact with peers to complete novel research online, and receive guidance and support from university mentors and researchers throughout the process. Upon project completion, become eligible for student publication and receive the opportunity to showcase your work.
Here you will find current projects, as well as published student work from past installments of the Quanta program. Projects are divided into groups based on research discipline. Browse through the projects or search the database to find projects of interest. To find out more about a certain project, click the corresponding tile, which will lead you to a more in-depth project page.
When a user clicks on this, they should be directed to a simple form where the following information is captured:
An email should go to the Quanta administrator (email@example.com) when this is submitted and be able to be accessed from the admin side of quanta.asu.edu.
An auto-message should be emailed to the person who submitted the challenge as well that says: Thank you for submitting a challenge to Quanta! We will review and be in touch with you soon. – The Quanta Team.
The Quanta Blog is coming soon. Here you’ll be able to access latest information about current research challenges from students, researchers, and mentors; find interesting opportunities for in-person internship experiences as a student; other resources to help students in their project challenges; the latest challenges and competitions for students to apply to, and more. Thanks for your patience while we prepare this space!
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P.O. Box 877205, Tempe, AZ 85287-7205
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