Teen Programs

Visualizing Science Youth Team

January 22, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Yellow and red Trigeminal sensory neurons in a coral reef pattern

Trigeminal sensory neurons, nerve cells important for facial sensation and pain, that have been derived from human embryonic stem cells 

Image provided by Zehra Dincer and Lorenz Studer


Take part in uncovering what remarkable discoveries occur when data meets technology. Working with scientists across the Museum, you can be a part of an exciting team learning to use digital tools to develop scientific inquiries and analyze, interpret, and share large data sets. Track hominid movement with biological anthropologists. Look deep inside the skulls of bats to make these night fliers less mysterious. Use the Museum’s imaging and microscopy lab to see how scientists ask new questions every day by uncovering details about the natural world that are invisible to the human eye. As part of a Visualizing Science Team, work with Museum experts to develop projects that will help inform the design of a new science visualization learning lab.  

This program will last five months, including a related four-day Regents Week experience. Participants must be able to attend all sessions, barring excused absences. Applications include a short essay. 

Meeting Dates and Times:
January 22-25 (Regents Week) from 10 AM to 3:30 PM & 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 30 to May 31 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM