Emerging Innovators Research 1:1 Mentoring

Interdisciplinary Research Program


If you have successfully completed the Research Coursework with the approval to proceed further, and you are eager to apply the newly acquired knowledge to solve a real-world problem, then please proceed with the registration process.


Emerging Innovators Research 1:1 Mentoring

Interdisciplinary Research Program


  • Students must aim to complete the research program within 10 to 12 weeks.
  • Maximum mentoring time 25 hours – includes LIVE sessions and remote reviews.
  • Schedule will be based on mutual day/time convenience and will be scheduled after the full tuition payment is received.
  • The start date can be anytime of the year, as long as the student has completed the prerequisites and is willing to put in the effort to work on this college-level research.
  • Must be ready to commit 15 to 20 hours per week.

TUITION FEES: $4000must be paid in full before the first class. (Includes research publication processing/review fees $390)

DISCLAIMER: Only fully completed research articles that meets the required quality will be eligible for publication. The mentor will make every effort to provide timely feedback/suggestions and will continuously guide the student through their research. However, it depends on the student, how they utilize this opportunity.


  • Laptop/tablet with any drawing app. Preferably touchscreen with pen/stylus to create digital illustrations of ideas.
  • Student MUST practice ahead and be comfortable to draw. We do not have time to learn the drawing software after the session starts.
  • Most of the students use “Paint 3D” a free software included with Windows 10/11. Sometimes, Tinker CAD another online free tool was used. Any software/device is okay as long as the student is comfortable with it.


  • Students will identify their own topic, and with the guidance of the mentor, will apply the newly gained knowledge from the coursework to design a conceptual scientific solution
  • Students will be guided through every step of the way, and every section will be documented as per the publication guidelines
  • The article must be written at a university-level with in-depth scientific and design details
  • It is usually about 30 to 50 pages 
  • The completed research article that satisfies all the publication requirements and meets the expected quality will then be submitted for the external review and publication process
  • If all goes well, the article will be published on EmergingInnovators.org 



Instructor & Mentor: 

Shanti Balaraman is a leading researcher, innovator, and thought leader in the field of transformative education and disruptive thinking. As the co-founder and CEO of the Children's Innovation Center, she is committed to empowering young minds to think creatively and make new discoveries through innovative, sustainable solutions.

With a wealth of experience in the technology industry, Shanti is dedicated to training young minds to think critically and creatively, and to become change-makers in their communities. Under her leadership, the Children's Innovation Center has been instrumental in developing sustainable solutions and fostering the next generation of leaders and change-makers.

Shanti's research and innovative approach to education has been instrumental in shaping the future of education and empowering young people to reach their full potential. She is deeply committed to making a positive impact in the world through education and technology and dedicated to empowering teens and young adults.

Ms. Shanti Balaraman, is the current President of Stanford University Chapter of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Honor Society. She is devoted to the promotion of research in science and helps students build the skills needed to conduct scientific research and develop innovative solutions to solve real-world problems. https://sigmaxi.stanford.edu/ 

Are you ready to pursue individual research? Are you determined to work-hard and complete the research and the article to the expected quality?

Questions? (510) 894-1497  -  info@ChildrensInnovationCenter.org  - Please always provide your phone number with your email, and remember to add our email address to your contacts. Sometimes, emails could go to the SPAM folder, so please remember to check and move the emails to your inbox.

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Get Your Research Article Published!

Research Article Publishing Opportunity

Depending on the colleges and based on their supplementary questions in the application, student's research and experience could be mentioned as a response to several types of questions, as it helps to highlight student's out-of-the-box thinking, intellectual curiosity to learn outside of school curriculum, demonstrates passion and ability to solve real-life problems.

(Colleges prefer to see research publication when the student is the primary author)


Students who are in our Research Ambassador program are eligible for the research mentor's additional letter of recommendation for inclusion in their college applications.


Emerging Innovators Research Publications

High School Students Research Articles reviewed by professionals (not peer reviewed) and then published.

This is the only science journal focused on human-centric solutions, which requires interdisciplinary knowledge application and requires students to use "Design Thinking" or "Whole-System Design Thinking" process.

Students and Parents testimonials for the High School Research Program - Learn about their experiences, skills developed, & their knowledge transformation.