Research Crash Course
Our free, online Research Crash Course consists of 10 classes from late-October through March with check-ins throughout for our volunteers to provide personalized feedback to students.
Our free, online PROP Workshops consist of 6 classes in November and December, teaching a few of the various applications of Python in research.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com!
What is Project ROPEs?
Project ROPEs is a student-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing students to the opportunities in research and guiding them on their research journeys through our various course offerings.
Do I need prior experience?
The Research Crash Course is an introductory course to guide students through the science fair process, so there is absolutely no prior experience needed. However, if you want to take our PROP Workshops, basic Python experience is recommended (learn more in the section above).
What is the time commitment for RC2?
The only “required” time commitment are the 10 classes; however, you are expected to spend as much time outside of class as you need on your project, which should be on a topic which you are passionate about.
Is there a fee for the classes?
All of our classes are completely free for students and are done virtually; the only requirements are a device and internet connection. We believe that everyone should have equal access to these opportunities.
Are there costs for doing a project?
Depending on what you are interested in, there may be slight costs associated with getting supplies or basic equipment (as well as a tri-fold board if fairs require them). If you need financial support while taking our classes, please contact us and we can work out a solution.
Who are the course instructors?
Our awesome team of volunteers that teach the classes are all experienced high school science fair alum, having gone through the same process themselves and completed many projects, with various achievements.
Here’s what students that attended our 2020 summer Basic Python Workshops said:
“Pretty fun class where you get to learn lots of Python! This class has definitely kept me interesting in computer programming and wanting to learn more!”
“This class is really great since they offer great information and give the best to the class! I think this would be great for anyone that is interested in coding.”
“I learned a lot from this class. I was able to grasp concepts I previously struggled with through the examples and projects in this class.”