Steps 2 STEM

   Group Photo at Bio 5 with participants, year 2017       

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About Steps 2 STEM (S2S)

The Steps 2 STEM Summer Research Internship is a 5-week research experience for high school students participating in Pima County JTED's Biotechnology or Health Care Foundations programs.

Interns participating in Steps 2 STEM will complete two days of science literacy training and spend the remainder of the program working with professionals in STEM-related fields across the University of Arizona. At the conclusion of the 5-week internship, interns present their experience at the annual Steps 2 STEM Research Exhibit. 

Steps 2 STEM is a collaborative project with Nadja Anderson, PhD, Director of the BIOTECH Project at the University of Arizona. 

Nadja Anderson, PhD
Director, BIOTECH Programs 
(520) 626-4664

2022 Program Dates

2022 program dates will be released soon!
We expect the program to start in June and end in July. 
Science literacy training will be held on June X and X. 


Eligibility requirements

  • Must be participating in Pima County JTED's Biotechnology or Health Care Foundations programs
  • Must be at least 16 years old by the start of the program 
  • Completion of MCB 101 (Biotechnology 1) and MCB 102 (Biotechnology 2) by the start of the program is preferred


Steps 2 stem interns will:

  • Work in research labs of their interest across the University of Arizona campus 
  • Develop science literacy skills
  • Develop public speaking skills 
  • Receive 3 units of transferable college credit for the course, PCOL 105A
  • Receive University of Arizona Bloodborne Pathogens training certification 
  • Receive University of Arizona Lab and Chemical Safety training certification