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Lab Jumpstart

LAB Jumpstart (virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic)
The LAB Jumpstart supports 16 NYC high school students in a combined after-school and summer science research experience. This program aims to ‘jumpstart’ the development of research skills and exposure to laboratory culture.
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Summer Science Research Program

Summer Science Research Program (virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic)
The Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) provides high school students with a unique and personalized opportunity to conduct hands-on research under the mentorship of leading scientists at one of the world’s premier biomedical research facilities.
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LAB Backstage

LAB Backstage (NEW virtual program during the COVID-19 pandemic)
The LAB Backstage program is a virtual “backstage pass” to the scientific enterprise, through the lens of the human experience. Teachers or group leaders can sign up to connect with a member of the Rockefeller scientific community for a zoom conversation about how a specific aspect of science is used in their work or life, or both!
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Summer Neuroscience Program

Summer Neuroscience Program (virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic)
The Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) is a two-week course aimed at introducing high-need, talented NYC public high school students to the brain. Led by graduate students, the program takes a look at the most current research in neuroscience in an effort to understand how our brain works and how it relates to our daily life.
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Unfortunately several of our programs are ON HOLD while we cannot do in-person programming, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and wear a mask!

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RockEDU Presents (ON HOLD during COVID-19 Pandemic)
Mark your calendar for the third Friday of every month! Encourage your students to attend our “science cafe” style events geared toward high school students including a short talk by a scientist followed by a networking activity to meet scientists and other like-minded students.
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Lab Experiences

LAB Experiences (ON HOLD during COVID-19 Pandemic)
Teachers sign-up classes for full-day field trips designed to engage middle and high school science students and teachers in ongoing research at The Rockefeller University, meeting with scientists and doing activities at the lab bench will introduce best practices in scientific research.
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Science Saturday

Science Saturday (ON HOLD during COVID-19 Pandemic)
This annual event is a fun-filled day of hands-on scientific exploration, designed to engage children in the exciting world of scientific discovery. These scientific discoveries are focused on transforming our understanding of child and adolescent health and development.
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If our research programs are not the right fit for you at this time, we recommend checking out https://www.studentresearchnyc.org/ for several other High School student research programs around New York City!


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