Research Practicum

Off-Campus Research And Career Exploration

Ingenuity supports students interested in cutting-edge research and development in the fields of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM). These programs connect students with opportunities to engage with university faculty and researchers throughout Baltimore City’s most prestigious universities and research institutions.

The Research Experience

The Ingenuity Research Program is a 3-year sequential curriculum spanning sophomore through senior years. As the program progresses, the intensity of the program’s curriculum also increases. The primary goal is for student investigators to plan and implement their own scientific research project. The program enables students to be creative, independent thinkers, refine their communication skills, produce high-quality written work and achieve admission to top collegiate programs; in general, it helps prepare them for their future careers. The program is open to any Ingenuity student (in good academic standing, see above) who wishes to apply, as the curriculum is designed to meet students’ individual needs and ability levels.

During the Research Practicum phase of the program, a fifteen-month time span, students work with mentors- professionals in scientific fields- to develop independent research projects. Students contribute to the body of research and, in some cases, have their work acknowledged in peer-reviewed journals. As seniors, they are expected to submit the results of their work to competitions, including the Siemens Competition and the Intel Science Talent Search, two of the nation’s most prestigious and financially rewarding pre-college contests. Recognition from the Intel Science Talent Search is based on “evidence of research ability, scientific originality and creative thinking.

Research Mentors and Partners

Ingenuity maintains strong partnerships with the following universities and institutions to provide students with access to over 100 research mentors throughout Baltimore City.

What's Happening

Student Achievments

June 2017

Rebecca Brody was invited to San Diego, CA, to compete in… Read More

May 2017

We extend our best wishes to Dr. Goldenberg, Ingenuity Mathematics… Read More

April 2017

At the Baltimore Science Fair, junior Claire Wayner won the  U.S.… Read More

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Application Timeline

October 16, 2017Online Applications Open
December 9, 2017Baltimore City Schools Choice Fair
December 20, 2017Application Deadline
January 27, 2018Ingenuity's Admissions Testing
February 28, 2018Receive Admissions Decision
June 2018Offers for 7th and 10th Grade Awarded

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

1400 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21209, United States

410-396-7026

Hamilton Middle School

6101 Old Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214, United States

410-396-6375

Mount Royal Middle School

121 McMechen St, Baltimore, MD 21217, United States

410-396-0864

Roland Park Middle School

5207 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210, United States

410-396-6420

Locations / Schools

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
1400 West Cold Spring Lane
410-396-7026


Hamilton Middle School
6101 Old Harford Road
410-396-6375


Mount Royal Middle School
121 McMechen St
410-396-0864


Roland Park Middle School
5207 Roland Avenue
410-396-6420