Advanced Science Research Program

Advanced Student Research Program

Unlike any other, our award-winning Advanced Student Research Program (ASRP) gives students of all ages the opportunity to explore topics that inspire them with the support and encouragement of a science or engineering mentor. Research is performed using SSW’s state-of-the-art lab facilities, enabling your child to explore remarkably sophisticated topics such as:

  • Treatment and prevention of staph infection
  • Antioxidants
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Genetics of baldness

Through authentic research experiences and course work, your child will learn the discipline and art of doing science rather than merely reading about it. In particular they will learn:

  • Lab safety and the latest lab techniques and technologies
  • Performing background research
  • Designing experiments to test ideas
  • Collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Communicating results

Many of the students who participate in this program have gone on to win awards and other recognition in local and state science fairs.

How the ASRP program works

Your child will be paired with a mentor with experience in their chosen field. In addition to their research, your child will take course work in safety, lab techniques, data analysis, notebook documentation, budgeting, and project presentation.

Students and mentors meet at the ASRP Laboratory located at 651 Phelan in San Jose, CA.

Lab hours
Lab hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students are responsible for making appointments with their mentors during lab hours.
For details, see ASRP at History San Jose Brochure

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