Researchers from across the University of Arizona host high school students in their laboratories. KEYS relies on faculty investigators, and their post doctoral and graduate students for their mentorship. Most are members of the BIO5 Institute, the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, and other affiliated bioscience research groups.
“I believe having students in our labs offers a chance for them to get hands-on experience in a running lab doing science (they get to experience the joy, the frustration, and the boredom—all of which are part of science) and they get to be part of a team (the lab) which is truly one of the best parts of science!”
Mentoring a KEYS intern is a valuable way to engage in high school outreach. Mentors are generally past and/or current college student under the direction of their laboratory's principal investigator(s).
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a KEYS mentor, please contact Brooke Moreno, Outreach Program Coordinator, at 520-621-1773.
A training is offered each Spring for Principal Investigators and Laboratory Mentors. We especially encourage first time mentors to participate in this training.
Thank you to our KEYS Mentors
Dr. Anita Chavan
Alex Eden Lim
Dr. Michael Marty
James Onwubiko Onwuzurike
Norma Nohemi Villagomez-Marquez