KEYS 2022 applications are closed.
Researchers from across the University of Arizona host KEYS high school students. KEYS relies on faculty investigators and their postdoctoral 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.
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).
A training is offered each Spring for Principal Investigators and Laboratory Mentors. We especially encourage first time mentors to participate in this training.
Questions? Contact Robyn Pratt at 520-621-1773.
Thank you to our KEYS Mentors
Dr. Anita Chavan
Kimiko Della Cruce
Alex Eden Lim
Dr. Michael Marty
James Onwubiko Onwuzurike
Norma Nohemi Villagomez-Marquez
“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!”