KEYS Program Pairs Young Scientists With UA Research Mentors
Monday, July 31, 2017Things are moving quickly for incoming University of Arizona freshman Eric Oum, and that seems to be the way he likes it. Oum came to the United States from Cameroon only five years ago and graduated from Tucson's Palo Verde High School in May. And now, thanks to the KEYS Research Internship Program at the UA, he has lab experience as he embarks on a major in biomedical engineering.
Dream Jobs: Compassion-Driven Grad Lands Work at Global Company
Tuesday, April 18, 2017Managing a heavy academic workload and serving as an undergraduate researcher at the University of Arizona, Shiana Ferng found that being a meditation facilitator helped provide the balance necessary to handle her daily responsibilities and engage in life beyond the classroom and lab.
UA Alumna Helen Wertheim Creates Unlimited Possibilities Through University Endowments
Tuesday, August 16, 2016The KEYS to the Future Endowment will support internships for promising Arizona high school students interested science and engineering fields. The interns perform hands-on scientific laboratory research, and receive training in bioscience techniques and science communication skills.
10 Years of Bringing Young Scientists To The UA
Tuesday, July 19, 2016High school students have been involved this summer in intense laboratory and science literacy training under the tutelage of University of Arizona researchers through the Keep Engaging Youth in Science internship program. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the seven-week program — called KEYS for short — that is recognized as one of the state's premier pathways for developing science interests and skills in pre-college students.
Marshall Scholarships to Aid H.S. Scientists
Thursday, October 15, 2015An additional 60 students from Pima County high schools will be able to enroll next spring in two dual-enrollment classes in molecular and cellular biology offered by the University of Arizona, thanks to new, need-based scholarships underwritten by the Marshall Foundation.
Desert View Students Participate In UA research Internship
Friday, September 4, 2015Seven students from the Desert View High School were part of authentic STEM-related research, thanks to a partnership with the University of Arizona.
KEYS Unlocks STEM Success
Monday, July 13, 2015The KEYS High School Summer Internship Program provides hands-on research opportunities to talented students from diverse backgrounds. By introducing the students to all facets of science research at the University of Arizona, KEYS — which stands for Keep Engaging Youth in Science — fosters knowledge, skills and confidence and helps with the formulation of degree and career goals.
Three UA Students Among Goldwater Scholars
Tuesday, May 19, 2015Travis Sawyer, Jeannie Wilkening and Alison Comrie are part of a group of 260 students across the nation to receive scholarships in STEM fields.
Arizona Internship Program Marks Ninth Year
Monday, September 1, 2014With funding from NIEHS and other sources, this summer the University of Arizona (UA) gave 45 more high school interns an intensive 7-week enrichment experience in science.
Photo Essay: UA Training The Next Generation of STEM Specialists
Tuesday, July 22, 2014This summer, 45 high school students from Tucson, Tuba City, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Nogales took part in an innovative University of Arizona program called KEYS – Keep Engaging Youth in Science. During the seven-week immersion program, the students served as interns alongside faculty members, postdoctoral students and graduate students in various UA laboratories.