As a Teen Science Scholar, you will collaborate with professional scientists in the field and in the lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The Teen Science Scholars Program is open to students who can demonstrate their commitment to science-related goals. This is a summer program where students will work approximately 120-140 hours between June 1 and August 31. Scheduling is flexible according to the science department you are selected to work in. This program will have a lasting impact as you learn more about science careers and conduct real research at a leading scientific institution. Research opportunities are available in anthropology, health sciences, paleontology and zoology.
The 2013 Teen Science Scholars Program is open to students who will be entering grades 10-12 in the Fall 2013. Each applicant must demonstrate an interest in science through their application, essay, and interview as well as a recommendation from a teacher or mentor. Students also should have leadership experience and a good academic background.
To apply, please click here to download the 2013 application.
Please save a copy of the application form to your computer and then fill it out. Once you have completed the form, save a copy of it, and attach that copy to an e-mail with your application submission.
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Submit the completed application form, answers to essay questions, and a recommendation letter from a teacher/mentor to ScienceScholars@dmns.org by Monday, March 25, 2013.
For more information, please see the 2013 Teen Science Scholars Brochure.
Questions? E-mail ScienceScholars@dmns.org or call 303.370.6334
The Denver Film Society is a partner of the Teen Science Scholars Program. In Summer 2012, student filmmakers from the Denver Film Society directed a short film about the Teen Science Scholars. To view the film, please click here. This summer, we will partner again with the student filmmakers of the Denver Film Society as they document the stories of our teen scientists in the Teen Science Scholars Program.
The Denver Film Society also provides a series of Young Filmmaker Workshops where you can learn the art of film making and collaborate with other young filmmakers. Workshops are available to teens ages 12-18. Please click here for more information and to register. The Denver Film Society offers full-tuition and partial tuition scholarships to attend the Young Filmmakers Workshops for students with financial need. Completed scholarship applications are due by Friday, May 3, 2013. Scholarship awards will be announced by May 20. There is no deadline for regular registration, and seats in the workshops are first-come, first-serve.