An important aspect of Summer Ventures is research. Therefore, students will take classes for the first two weeks, and then will be assigned to one of their courses in which they will carry out a research project. Working alone or with a partner, they will carry out hands-on, research on the topic for approximately two weeks. The students will prepare a paper that is the cumulating product of the research. They will then give an oral presentation of their research paper on the final day of Summer Ventures to their fellow students, staff and parents and friends. Presentations are judged by an outside panel of experts and the top presentations are our Catalyst award winners.