Ardent Academy 
Ardent Research 
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Ardent Research Program
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The purpose of the Ardent Research Program is to provide superior research experience for motivated middle school students by working on research projects in physics, mathematics, alternative energy, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, behavioral science, electronics, and computer science. 

The research program is open to motivated 6th-12th in Fall 2023. Students that have joined the program before are also welcome to apply again and receive additional mentorship and guidance to further their research.

Selected students must have a strong interest and commitment in scientific research. To produce a successful science fair research project, selected students must be able to devote a minimum of 160 hours during the summer towards the research effort. We hope that this experience will have a positive effort on building student interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

During the program, students learn how to conduct a review of literatures; refine a research project and hypothesis; learn data analysis methods and software tools; conduct the research; develop a presentation board; and participate in final project showcase. Students who completed outstanding projects will also start the process of selecting a mentoring scientist of your choice to continue your research.


Students in grades 6-12 are eligible for this program, including returning students. Younger students who are interested in science research should start with our project-based science classes to develop interest and skills this summer before pursuing a research project in the coming years. The acceptance to the program is on a rolling basis so please apply early.

Program Will Include

  1. One-on-one planning with Progam Director
  2. 5-week research methodology training (choose between one of two sessions)
  3. Research mentorship to enter science fair
  4. Guided individual research topics
  5. One presentation coaching session
  6. One poster day presentation practice


  • Regular Tuition: $2,450.00 per student admitted
How to Apply?
  1. You may visit California State Science Fair to select a project category of your interest.
  2. Study projects in your selected category to gain ideas of your research interest.
  3. Click the Apply Here! button below to fill out your application. 
  4. Application decision will be announced on rolling basis. Once selected, enrollment and payment instruction will be sent with the acceptance letter.
  5. Returning students are welcome to reapply.
  6. Free to apply (no application fee).