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Eureka Program

Designing Research Topic

Designing Research Topic

Frequently Asked Questions

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Designing Research Topic - Program Information

Final Output

Students will write an outline for an independent research topic and read 10-20 relevant scholarly publications. Students will take notes while reading publications. (The output will not be a complete research paper.)

Course Timeline

This is an outline for the students’ reference; specific adjustments are possible based on students’ performance.

Class 1 (1.5 hours Zoom meeting): Choose Topic

  • The mentor will explain prerequisites of the chosen discipline of interest.

  • The mentor will facilitate discussion on interests and ideas within the chosen discipline.

  • The mentor will guide students through exploring different sample topics.

  • By the end of the class, the student and the mentor should decide 1 specific, feasible, and time-bound research question.

Class 2 (1.5 hours Zoom meeting): Read Publications

  • The mentor will assist students in locating relevant research publications and sources to further explore the chosen topic.

  • The mentor will lead a discussion on exploratory research findings, ideas, and preferences.

  • The mentor will answer students’ questions relevant to the field.

  • By the end of the class, the student will compile a list of publications to read after class. The student should use simple language to summarize each publication.

  • The mentor will provide editing and feedback after-class.

Class 3 (1.5 hours Zoom meeting): Discuss Publications

  • The mentor will discuss with the student on how to integrate the ideas in the publications.

  • The student should ensure proper citations of each publication accessed.

  • The mentor will provide editing and feedback on the summary and citations.

  • The mentor will answer students’ questions relevant to the field.

Class 4 (1.5 hours Zoom meeting): Write Outline

  • The mentor will guide students in drafting the outline of the chosen topic for clarity.

  • The student will ensure the text is complete, coherent, and well-written.

  • The student will complete the final draft of the outline and citation pages.

In this process, students can contact the mentor through email if they have any questions. The mentor can provide written feedback to answer any questions or schedule shorter meetings to provide suggestions.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate stands as a testament to the student's dedication, commitment, and accomplishments in research

Eureka Program Certificate of Completion
Eureka Program Certificate of Completion

Instruction Method

All classes are held via Zoom Conferencing App (Webinar)

Class Time

To Be Confirmed

*See Program Dates Section for Full Schedule

*Class Recordings will be provided to enrolled students if there is a time conflict

Inquiry Contact

(US Only) For inquiry, please text name, class year, and high school name to +1(864) 810-0139

Enrolled Student Support

Enrolled students can send any questions to

How to Apply

Students interested in applying for this course should first submit an Inquiry Form and speak with a Eureka Advisor. Registration and Payment can be completed by visiting our Payments Page.

For this program, applicants must submit a Self-Introduction video. The video should cover the following aspects:

  1. Your specific academic interests (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Physics)

  2. Reasons for your interest in these areas

  3. Any relevant courses you have taken in high school

  4. Related extracurricular activities you have participated in, such as summer schools or competitions

This video will be shared with a mentor whose expertise best matches your academic interests. This allows the mentor to provide tailored guidance and support based on your profile.

Tuition Payment

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If you have questions, request a free consultation with no obligation, and our team will address your inquiries promptly. 

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