Our proven methodology for success at iRI:
iRI will support students to complete a robust research investigation in their scientific field of interest via help formulating project ideas, scientific literature, and using BIG data
Highly-accomplished mentors at top universities will leverage their exceptional records of success in high school science competitions to help students through the intricacies of a successful science research project from start to finish
Serena McCalla, Ph.D., has been called the nation's "Godmother of science research.” Over the last 13 years, she has single-handedly transformed Jericho's High School science research program to one of the top programs in the nation.
Dr. McCalla's students annually win the nation’s most prestigious competitions such as Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS; over 72 semifinalists and 14 finalists in the last 10 years) and Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF; sending on average 5+ student annually). She will lead, train, and support all students who participate in the iResearch Institute.
The best students deserve the best mentors. All iRI mentors are students at top universities who competed and won at the nation's top science competitions not too long ago, making them the perfect fit to guide iRI students on their journey to scientific research success. Hand-selected by Dr. McCalla, a few of our highly-motivated and talented mentors are included below: