Making an Impact Through Research and Writing
At AC’s Invent Center, students demonstrate resilience and iteration through long term projects that are both independent and team-based.
We seek to engage students in the process of presenting and reflecting on their work with external partners, industry leaders, and experts in various content areas. One of the ways in which we achieve this goal is through the Science, Research, and Writing course, which is unique to the Rochester area and rarely duplicated nationally. In this course, students learn about the profession of science, the culture of science, and the literature of science. They are then challenged to design and investigate their own research study for an entire school year with a professional mentor. Finally, students present their work as part of a formal symposium along with undergraduate researchers at a local college – a capstone to a challenging and rigorous project. Student research is also published in AC’s scientific journal— Research and Discovery, AC’s Journal of Student Inquiry.