Int. Precollege Association for Research in STEM

The International Precollege Association for Research in STEM (IPARS) is a new organization that aims to foster interest and knowledge in research, science, and engineering for students exiting middle school and entering high school.

IPARS was founded as a way to help curious minds discover and pursue their research interests. Over 70% of high school students are interested in gaining work-related experience, and IPARS serves as a way for them to do that. The goal is not just to inspire the next generation of researchers but to also create a supportive environment for all the members to pursue research. With recognized mentors who have all participated in active research, this organization aims to advise and teach effective research. Amidst working with curious students, our larger purpose serves to raise money for current events and bring awareness to topics that need change. We here at IPARS foster change and welcome those regardless of background, identity, color, and wealth. 

To kickstart this association, we ask for any donations and thoughts to register as an official Non-Profit from where we can start raising awareness and money for larger causes and create our association's own bank account. The donations received (none too little or large) will be used to file for establishment and excess will be used towards online science fairs where mentees can compete with one another!

Depending on the amount donated, we will name a science fair prize in your name in return, following the below guidelines: 

Honorable Mention awards: $25-39
3rd place awards: $40-74
2nd place awards: $75-99
1st place awards: $100+

Please consider supporting this organization by donations or visiting our site at If you would like to become a mentee, applications can be found online! Thanks!
  • Ajit Naravane 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Gina Roy 
    • $10 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Vidyasagar Cheekati 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $52 
    • 15 mos
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Fundraising team (14)

Int. Precollege Association for Research in STEM Board 
Chelmsford, MA
Hailee Sorensen 
Aakash Sunkari 
Team member
Raised $260 from 4 donations
Elizabeth Lesher 
Team member
Raised $200 from 1 donation
Ritvik Pulya 
Team member
Raised $95 from 3 donations
Yash Sahoo 
Team member
Raised $80 from 2 donations
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