Science is not only for scientists and engineers, but permeates all of our lives. The methodology can be applied to virtually every academic and career pursuit (or even tasks in our everday lives, for example - consuming the news). PSIL emphasizes and demonstrates this by delivering a curriculum that has the scientific method as its foundation with the goal of holistic development. PSIL welcomes students from all academic fields (the more diverse the better!) and the only prerequisite to apply is proficiency in English.
Through PSIL, I aim to share with high school students in India one of Harvard's most valuable resource - some of its best minds. I was lucky to have many great mentors during my formative years and the best way to pay it forward is by establishing this program to bring some excellent mentors from Harvard to India!
Dominic Mao, PhD (Lecturer, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard)