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Vision


From the vision of Sweden one day become a world leader in research came the idea of paying attention to all the young talents in Sweden.

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Vision


From the vision of Sweden one day become a world leader in research came the idea of paying attention to all the young talents in Sweden.

Rays vision is for Sweden to be a leading research nation in science, engineering and mathematics.

Rays goal is to recognize young talent in science, technology and mathematics and to contribute to them reaching their full potential as leaders of research early.

Rays method is to organize an annual summer research school of uncompromising quality.

Pillars of Rays

Recruitment
Because young people with a keen interest in science, engineering or mathematics deserves an opportunity to develop their interest.

Social activities
To promote long-term friendship and fellowship between participants and ensure that everyone has fun during the program.

Inspiration
To give our students knowledge of current research and scientific relevance in the community, and provide them with positive role models from both academia and industry.

 

 

Partners
Building long-term partnerships to earn the trust of our partners and together strengthen research in Sweden.

Research
Because the execution of a scientific project gives our students an insight into what it's like to be a researcher.

Communication
To give our students opportunities to based on their accomplishments become role models for young people and strengthen society's valuation of talents in science, engineering and mathematics.

Scientific Methodology
To give our students the knowledge you need to work on scientific issues and scientific research.

Alumni Network
Because a strong network is to benefit our students and makes it possible to keep the bonds of friendship alive after Rays.

Personal development
To strengthen our students'
self-confidence and make them realize their full potential as leaders.

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The program


Rays is a four-week summer research school, it is intense, instructive and incredibly fun.

The program


Rays is a four-week summer research school, it is intense, instructive and incredibly fun.

The summer research school Rays gives you who's in the second year of high school, and who think a career in science, engineering or mathematics seems exciting, a chance to try to do research for real. During four intensive weeks you will participate in an intensive academic program that aims to give you an insight into life as a researcher and contribute to your personal development.

Research and Scientific methodology
Rays first week aims to give you the tools you need to conduct your research, compile it into a scientific report and present it to a wider audience. Lectures about current research and science history is interspersed with scientific theory and research methodology. You'll learn how to use LaTeX typesetting system and the mathematical programming language MATLAB.

During the second and third week you will undertake a research project together with researchers from either the Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology or Stockholm University. The project aims to give you an understanding of what it is like to be a researcher. We do our utmost to find a research project that suits you and your interests. In addition to serving as a preparation for a future research career, it'll also work as an introduction to how to make a great "gymnasiearbete".

During Rays fourth week you'll complete the project by writing a scientific report, and the program ends with a scientific seminar at the Tekniska Museet in Stockholm where you present your research for invited guests and the public.

It’s so social, the conditions for research are extremely good and it is a perfect balance between serious ambitious work, fun social activities and free time.
— Rays student 2014
The application was demanding, but when you got the acceptance letter you were so happy you applied
— Rays student 2015

Inspiration and social relevance
Parallel to performing a research project you will participate in lectures and workshops with invited guests from both academia and the industry. These activities are intended to show the importance of research in the community, and raise questions about the responsibilities scientists have to the role of research in society as well as for other people's trust and interest in research.

Community
Rays puts high value on all who are accepted to get to know each other well. A strong network among other ambitious young researchers is not only fun but also very useful, especially for future university studies. Because of this, a number of social activities are organized during Rays. We also keep in touch with those who participated through our exclusive alumni network, xRays.

Young role models
A group of young college students are there during the entire stay to guide you through your experiences. We strongly believe in the importance of young role models, and therefore chooses the supervisors from research-oriented programs that have exciting experiences to talk about.

Uncompromising quality
Our main goal is to arrange a research school of the highest academic quality. Scientific excellence and cutting-edge research combined with dedicated tutors and stable support from Swedish companies and organizations that share our vision of Sweden as a world leading research nation.

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Projects


Producing world-class articles - in just 4 weeks

Projects


Producing world-class articles - in just 4 weeks

Here you can find a selection of articles that have been produced over the years.

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Fianal presentations at Tekniska Museet

 
 
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Partners


A huge thanks to our partners, who makes it
possible for us to arrange Rays.

Partners


A huge thanks to our partners, who makes it
possible for us to arrange Rays.

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