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Science Research Mentoring Program Accepting Applications for 2013

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Science Research Mentoring Program Lab

Students in the Museum's Science Research Mentoring Program conduct more than 120 hours of lab work.


Discovering ancient ants preserved in 52-million-year-old amber. Searching for planets outside of our solar system. Tracing the evolution of prehistoric reptiles.

These are just a few of the thrilling scientific investigations recently undertaken by high school students in the Museum's Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP), a unique one-year opportunity for students in grades 10 through 12. Working side by side with scientist mentors in the Museum’s laboratories, SRMP participants carry out investigations in fields ranging from astrophysics to conservation biology to paleontology.

In 2013, in cooperation with the Pinkerton Foundation, the Museum is also leading an expansion of the Science Research Mentoring Program to six local science-focused institutions, including City University of New York (CUNY) Lehman/College Now Program, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center, Wave Hill, and Columbia University-Mind Brain Behavior Initiative’s Neuroscience Outreach.

Applications to the Museum's 2013 Science Research Mentoring Program—which begins with a summer session that focuses on laboratory skills and continues with after-school sessions during the academic year—are due on Wednesday, April 3. Click here for more information about the program and to download an application.

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