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EACH HUGO MENTORSHIP COMBINES AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT WITH EXPERT-GUIDED STUDY

Every project is unique, reflecting the students' specific learning objectives and interests. Final projects range from college-level research papers to product prototypes.
ALL CATEGORIES

Hugo mentorships in science, technology, engineering, or math allow students to develop their critical thinking, scientific literacy, and innovative instincts. Through delving deeply into the hard sciences, they investigate solutions to real-world problems and explore the inventive potential of theoretical work. Whether learning a coding language to develop their own machine learning algorithm, designing an original prototype or writing a review paper proposing new solutions to an existing problem, STEM mentorships allow students to set the stage for an impactful future of tackling pressing issues through scientific rigor.

Sample projects

Review article on the effects of airborne microplastics on human health, which was published in the Young Scientists Journal

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Environmental Science
Environmental Science
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Academic review paper of the science behind chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which covered the history of the disease, animal models in CTE testing, modern CTE pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

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Neuroscience
Neuroscience
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Sports
Sports
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Calculated the image lensed by a black hole through Python, given a source image and known black hole parameters

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Astronomy
Astronomy
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Data Science
Data Science
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A completed CAD model, finished prototype and report for an electric vehicle designed by the student

Application of machine learning algorithm and Python to predict song genres using raw data from Spotify

Policy memo for a US Congressperson based on cutting-edge environmental science research that addresses key environmental needs of their district, including natural disasters, transportation and food supply.

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Environmental Science
Environmental Science
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Food Systems
Food Systems
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Measuring the efficacy of a new nonprofit program establishing solar power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

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Environmental Science
Environmental Science
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Data Science
Data Science
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Foldable solar cell that was designed using mathematical principles of symplectic geometry through origami

Prototype for a new football helmet to better prevent concussions designed with a neuroscientist at a top research university

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Neuroscience
Neuroscience
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Sports
Sports
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Engineering
Engineering
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An innovative intermittent renewable energy grid for Caribbean islands impacted by climate change that relies on solar and wind power and can withstand a Category 5 hurricane

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Engineering
Engineering
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Environmental Science
Environmental Science
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A computer model of the transit light curve of exoplanet WASP-18b created through Python

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Astronomy
Astronomy
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Computer Science
Computer Science
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