Involved Research was a 6 week PassionNet club that equipped students with research skills to investigate social issues and present to experts in the field.

View the Summer 2020 PassionNet Journal

Climate Change

By Rachna, Shreesh, Advait, and Nitin, with Research Mentor Ashwath

This project explores how global warming affects cold climates and extreme weather, and how, by reducing our use of fossil fuels, we can slow the process of climate change.

Photo by Melissa Bradley on Unsplash

ICE Detention Centers

By Samantha, Shethra, Eza, and Hiba, with Research Mentor Zachary

This project investigates the why immigrants at the US-Mexico border are being detained by ICE agents, how the detention centers affect their mental and physical health, and how they’ve been treated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo by Cole Patrick on Unsplash

Racial Injustice

By Kristen, Ava, Lina, and Ronni, with Research Mentor Nethra

This research project focuses on how racism spreads, how race influences the criminal justice system and healthcare in America.

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

Quarantine and Mental Health

By Alesya, Kaavya, and Arghya, with Research Mentor Natasha

This project explores mental health — what it is, how to be mentally healthy, how people’s mental health is affected due to isolation during quarantine.

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Are you a middle school student interested in doing an independent project about a topic you’re passionate about? Register for the 2021 PassionNet Program!