At St. Andrew's, we inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists to bring progress, compassion, and empathy to a world of social and technological complexity.
Upper School students get an in-depth introduction to the science research experience in a full-year, dual-enrollment, elective class, called Scientific Research and Design.
The class gives students a taste of research through two major experiences:
- a self-directed independent research project, and
- a research collaboration with a lab from the University of Texas, a top-tier research institution.
Cumulating their first independent research experience, students have the chance to present their findings before their peers, faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators at the Science Research Symposium
—a celebration of our scientific achievements across grades K-12.About the Symposium
Started in 2019, the Science Research Symposium celebrates the efforts and achievements in science of grades K-12 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Science at St. Andrew’s aims to inspire thoughtful citizens to be curious and knowledgeable about the natural world and develop critical thinkers that are independent yet collaborative. It hopes to prepare the next generation of scientists to bring not only progress but also compassion and empathy to a world of social and technological complexity.
Guests of the symposium have the opportunity to explore featured academic work from students across grade levels, projects by student clubs, and in general experience the wonders that science affords. Held on the Southwest Parkway campus, the highlight of the event, are the self-directed independent research projects conducted by upper school students. A poster session is held for the student researchers to share their findings with peers, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators, and other guests.