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The Aspiring Scholars Directed Research Program (ASDRP) is a nonprofit, private research institution in Fremont, California.

 

ASDRP is the premier pre-collegiate research & development institution. We mentor high school students - budding scientists in 9th through 12th grade - who come from every corner of the greater Bay Area, California, and across the United States. Students in 9th-12th grade who are interested in performing research at ASDRP must apply at this link.

 

We are run by a consortium of highly skilled scientists, engineers, and researchers with years of academic and industry experience 

ASDRP pushes forward the current frontiers in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, psychology, medicine, engineering, and more.

 

Meet our leadership team and some of our faculty members here

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL

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Applications are competitive, but we aren't necessarily looking for simply "straight-A's" or a particular grade point average. We seek student researchers who are passionate, who are unafraid of a steep learning curve, and who want to be involved in real science that has real impact on society. 

 

ASDRP performs research year-round, but prospective applicants must apply before the posted deadlines. Please see the "Applications" page for deadlines.

As in any other R&D establishment, we publish papers, present work at conferences, and generate intellectual property. Check out some of our latest preprints, publications, and conference proceedings here. 

ASPIRE TO INSPIRE

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Our scientists are involved in developing novel therapies against cancer, using data science to understand the impact of climate change on society, synthesizing the next generation of antibiotics, developing machine learning platforms for drug discovery, understanding mechanisms of memory acquisition, probing the universe for ultrafast radio burst signals, and much, much more. 

RESEARCH

Our investigators and student researchers strive to cause impact in fields ranging from cancer biology, drug discovery, and computer-guided drug design to radioastronomy, machine learning, psychology, and urban sustainability.

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Research at ASDRP is mainly divided into three Departments

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Research
Bay Area, Fremont, California

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Fall 2023 Ongoing Events

Tuesdays


7:00-8:30 PM

COLLOQUIA
WEEKLY & MANDATORY

Tuesday's and held every week, senior researchers in each department at ASDRP give public seminars presenting the current state of the field and disseminating how their research at ASDRP fits into the broader context of the frontiers of modern science and engineering. Colloquia are public events, and anyone can join.  www.asdrp.org/colloquia

Fall 2023 Dates - Every Tuesday
- Sept 12
- Sept 19
- Sept 26
- Oct 3
- Oct 10
- Oct 17
- Oct 24
- Nov 7
- Nov 14

- Nov 21

- Nov 28

- Dec 5

- Dec 12

- Dec 19

- Jan 9, 2024

- Jan 16, 2024
- Jan 23, 2024 (Blitz Talks)

 

Wednesdays
6:30-7:15 PM

PARENT FIRESIDE CHAT

BI-WEEKLY

Held every other Wednesday, the ASDRP Parent Fireside Chat is our way of keeping you informed, providing updates, and helping you and your researcher get acclimated to everything ASDRP. Check your email for the zoom link and topics for the meets.

Fall 2023 - Wednesdays (Bi-weekly)
- Sept 13

- Sept 27
- Oct 11
- Oct 25
- Nov 8
- Dec 6

- Dec 20

- Jan 10

Saturday
10:00-11:30 AM

RESEARCH 101

WEEKLY AND MANDATORY

Held Weekly, ASDRP Research 101provide you with knowledge, skill, and tools to make you a well-rounded, productive, and successful researcher. Check your email for the zoom link and topics we will cover during the Research 101 Seminars.



Fall 2023 Dates
- Sept 23
- Oct 7
- Oct 21
- Nov 4
- Nov 18

- Dec 2

- Dec 16

- Jan 6, 2024

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