Summer Programs


The Steps 2 STEM Summer Research Internship is a 4-week research experience for students participating in the Pima County JTED's Bioscience and Health Science programs

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Interns participating in Steps 2 STEM go through two days of science literacy training. The following four weeks will be spent working with professionals in STEM-related fields across the University of Arizona. At the conclusion of the 4-week internship, interns present their experience at the 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.

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Our Lands, Education, and Health is a collaboration that began between the Tohono O’odham One Stop program and SWEHSC to offer students the opportunity to explore environmental health careers through an Indigenous lens and gain a sense of belonging on the University of Arizona campus.

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Environmental Scholars is a week long summer experience for high school students made possible through our partnership with the Upward Bound program which works to help high school students successfully transition to their college careers. Over the course of the week students learn about environmental health and about the support provided for them at a four year institution. As a final project students create a project proposal to tackle an environmental concern in their community.

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The Toxic Detectives week-long summer camp is an amazing opportunity for middle school students (grades 6-8) to learn real world connections to toxicology and the environment. In addition, students will explore the campus environment at the University of Arizona.

The purpose of this camp is to expose young students to the field of Toxicology and Environmental Health. It will provide hands-on activity-based learning, with the goal that students will obtain the confidence to follow a science career path. Students learn about toxicology through a myriad of activities, labs, and professional speakers.

The camp takes place on the U of A campus at Drachman Hall. While the camp predominantly takes place in a classroom, many field trips are taken on campus for lab visits and for outdoor activities. The camp cost $225

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A unique summer opportunity for motivated Arizona high school students with a strong interest in bioscience, engineering, environmental health, data science and biostatistics to work with top University of Arizona faculty on research projects that address the world's greatest challenges.

Applications for the virtual 2021 KEYS Internship are currently open and will close on December 6.