Leading up to and during the six-week intensive core research program, students participate in the following:
- Before the start of the program, SRSI scholars and their parents spend two days at KAUST learning about the campus and community.
Week 1: Induction:
- Following orientation is a three-day induction that includes lab safety training, learning and practicing laboratory and research skills, developing scientific writing, and enhancing oral presentation skills. This is followed by four days that include scientific lectures and workshops.
Weeks 2 – 5: Research and Mentorship:
- Students are matched with a KAUST faculty mentor and participate in research that focuses on original work in an area of current interest. During this time, students will present a poster and about the status of their project create and present it to the KAUST community and scholars in their respective fields.
Week 6- Final Papers and Oral Presentations, Graduation:
- During the final week, SRSI scholars present their results and findings in the form of a scientific research paper and an oral presentation. A panel of judges comprising of renowned professors and scientists from KAUST select top research papers and top presenters.