EOHSI faculty members have mentored summer students in the Liberty Science Center Partners in Science program for 14+ years. Now in its 29th year, the program provides an intensive, eight-week summer experience for high school juniors and seniors, pairing students with mentors in science, health and technical fields and challenging the students to participate in ongoing research and independent projects.
Partners in Science gives students the opportunity to investigate questions driving scientific discovery in professional laboratory settings. Additionally, they develop a network of advisers and lifelong connections that may help them identify and focus their career goals.
To be considered for Partners in Science, students should meet the following criteria:
- Complete the 10th or 11th grade by June.
- Exhibit outstanding abilities and/or serious interest in science and/or technology.
- Participate in a variety of extracurricular activities.
- Must be available from beginning of July to end of August.
- Exhibit the maturity level needed to work with science professionals.
- Students who are selected to participate in Partners in Science are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:
- Commit to participating 40 hours a week for eight weeks (July through August ).
- Provide transportation to the research site.
- Attend all bimonthly instructional workshops at Liberty Science Center.
- Present work at Liberty Science Center to staff, peers, mentors, teachers and parents during the final symposium event at the end of August.
Follow this link for more detailed information and to learn how to apply to the Partners in Science Program.