Outreach Day

The purpose of the Science Outreach Day is to provide a day of engaging science to high need New York City high schools serving a predominantly underrepresented minority and disadvantaged student population. As part of this effort we collaborate with interested high schools on developing a tailored science outreach program at The Rockefeller University to fit the science enrichment needs of these students.

Our objective is to serve as an information pipeline to inform students of research opportunities at Rockefeller such as the Summer Neuroscience Program and the Summer Science Research Program and to emphasize the importance of science and science literacy regardless of one's career trajectory.

For further information or to schedule an Outreach Day event for your school, please contact the Science Outreach office at outreach@rockefeller.edu.


"My experience to Rockefeller University was unforgettable. I learned a lot from the different types of scientists and I didn't know science could be so fun and interesting." - Student

"Our visit to Rockefeller University was an unforgettable experience. After the trip, every fellow classmate of mine spoke about how excited and happy they were about the trip. We all wish to do it again. It is very rare when teenagers find a class trip both educational and fun . . . . After the trip, I saw scientist in a different light. I believed that science was all about studying boring books and studying boring things in a lab. Now I know it is much more interesting. While I interacted with scientist, I learned that science is all about curiosity and asking questions. Now everywhere I go, I have a small question in the back of my head." - Student

"As I walked into the school building today, I met two of the students who were in attendance on Friday. The first thing that they said to me was that the trip was awesome and they continued talking about it as we walked up the stairs I will have my students write out their reflections and forward them to you. I will also forward my own reflection. Thank you so much for your great organization, enthusiasm and dedication. As I stated to you on Friday, I have never encountered such an experience with my students in my teaching career!" - Teacher



The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 53
New York, NY 10065-6399
fax: 212-327-7519
Jeanne Garbarino, Director of Science Outreach
Amaranta Viera
, Science Outreach Coordinator


The project described was supported in part by Grant Award Number UL1RR024143 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.