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Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) provides highly achieving Arizona high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a greatly rewarding internship experience that shapes their lives forever.
KEYS interns enroll, with no tuition costs, in the University of Arizona during their summer break for a week of intensive laboratory and science literacy training, followed by six weeks in the laboratory of a renowned UA researcher. Click here for a more detailed description of the internship.
The program concludes with the KEYS Research Showcase, where students present their results to their families, UA scientists, and program sponsors. Previous KEYS interns report that the program has changed their lives and taught them that they are capable of making important contributions to science.
For more about KEYS, watch this UA News video, KEYS Program Puts High School Science Students in Working Labs, to learn more about the program, and get a glimpse into the experiences of KEYS interns Brandon Door, Justin Lopez, Danielle Richard and Shelby Yuan.