Every student at Governor's School completes a research course requirement that is a distinctive learning and maturing experience.
Senior research begins with at least six full weeks of research in the summer following the junior year. Most of the students conduct their research at university or industrial research facilities under the mentorship of professional scientists or engineers.
Students work with their research mentors and Governor's School advisors during the senior year to compile and analyze their research findings, prepare formal research papers, and present their work at a school-sponsored colloquium and at the SC Junior Academy of Science annual meeting.
Since the summer research program is required of all rising seniors, the Governor's School Foundation provides a fellowship for each student through private support so that no student's family bears the cost of the program.
This research opportunity is open to academically talented rising seniors around the state through the Summer Program for Research Interns.