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SCIENCE NOW!

science now: bringing world-class research to your Utah high school


 

 

SCIENCE NOW brings high school physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics curriculum to life through a customized online platform

Students get an insider’s look at research at the University of Utah College of Science and an opportunity to indulge their curiosity about the natural world, innovation, and the future of science by engaging with elite researchers and scholars. SCIENCE NOW is a College of Science program that is delivered online, using asynchronous and synchronous tools.

 

 

Audience: We recommend SCIENCE NOW for students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in physics, mathematics, biology, and/or chemistry (Honors and Advance Placement). Parents, faculty, administrators, and advisors are also invited.

Our scientists: 4 research scholars: 3 scientists (a biologist, chemist, and physicist or astronomer) and a mathematician. The scholars selected for this event are exceptional communicators and educators, highly relatable, and engaged in research that is newsworthy and accessible to a general audience.

 

How it works: SCIENCE NOW is delivered virtually, using asynchronous and synchronous tools

On the SCIENCE NOW webpages, your students will be introduced to our researchers through research scholar profiles, which will include:

  • Mainstream news features
  • Video lab tours
  • and more!

Assessment options:

Here are a few ideas for assessing your student’s engagement with our elite research scientists:

  • Students/classes review profiles for a research scholar(s) in advance of the live meeting and develop thoughtful questions to post to the discussion board (website) and/or to pose during the synchronous Zoom Live meeting with the scientist.
  • Pending teacher needs, the College of Science will provide 3-5 multiple choice questions, writing prompts, and/or extension activities for each research scholar. A Google Form will be sent out ahead of the event to collect interest in these tools.

(Note: SCIENCE NOW will create and provide assessment tools if needed)

 

Students will see the following learning outcomes:

  • Better understand the nature of research in the sciences
  • Recognize the interdisciplinary nature, of scientific discovery and innovation in STEM
  • Make connections between the high school curriculum and contemporary research
  • Get a sneak peek at career and academic opportunities available to students who major in science or math

 

 

Science Fridays

Join us for tours of the College of Science campus.

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Why Science?

Connecting students with the vast opportunities that science and mathematics unlock.

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Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students.

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Science Research Initiative

Placing first year students in real science research.

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Science Fridays

A.A.U. Membership

College Rankings

Student Wellness

ACCESS Program

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Science Fridays

join us for science fridays


High school seniors and juniors are invited to visit the College of Science on the University of Utah campus. All student attendees will be entered to win a $500 scholarship, to be awarded after you are enrolled in the College of Science!

  • Get valuable information on majors, scholarships, research opportunities and more
  • Network with current students in our College
  • Take a tour of the Science Campus

Science Friday Schedule

  • October 23
  • November 6
  • November 20

 

Each event will be limited to 15 people. Masks and physical distancing are mandatory. This event is open to high school juniors and seniors. Registration is required.

Are you a teacher or a student group leader who would like to bring a group to campus? Email us to schedule a private event.

 

 

SCIENCE NOW!

Bring world-class science researchers to your high school!

Read More
Why Science?

Connecting students with the vast opportunities that science and mathematics unlock.

Read More
Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students.

Read More
Science Research Initiative

Placing first year students in real science research.

Read More

A.A.U. Membership

College Rankings

Student Wellness

ACCESS Program

Crocker Science House


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Why Science?

opportunity is knocking


Better ranked for 1/2 the cost.

We empower our students to achieve their ambitions.

It is the mission of the College of Science to connect our students with the vast opportunities that mathematics and science unlock. We develop the tools for critical thinking and reason. We prepare students for exciting careers, and educate the next generation of scientific leaders.

Over the last five decades, thousands of students have used their degrees from the College of Science to launch professional careers around the globe. Science and mathematics degrees prepare students for success in a wide range of careers including industry, academics, health, business, and law.

Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi

Alumni of the College of Science include co-founders of Fortune 500 companies, pioneers of Utah’s software and biotechnology booms, and internationally-recognized leaders in health and technology.

College students have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty, including members of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, are consistently ranked among the highest performing on campus and throughout the region.

 

 

 

SCIENCE NOW!

Bring world-class science researchers to your high school!

Read More
Science Fridays

Join us for tours of the College of Science campus.

Read More
Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students.

Read More
Science Research Initiative

Placing first year students in real science research.

Read More

Science Fridays

A.A.U. Membership

College Rankings

Student Wellness

ACCESS Program

Crocker Science House


HOME

 

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

SCHOLARSHIPS


The University of Utah and the College of Science have limited emergency funding for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in need of emergency funding, please apply through this link

 

The College of Science offers a number of scholarship opportunities for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students. All scholarship applications may be found through Academic Works, the University's scholarship application portal.

 

It is highly recommended that all students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine what state or federal aid for which you may be eligible, including work-study opportunities and grants.

First-year and transfer students must have an active Campus Information Services (CIS) account and University E-mail account (UMail) before applying for scholarships.

Have questions about scholarships and financial aid? Make an appointment with an advisor!

Financial Aid

University of Utah Financial Aid services for students.

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ACCESS Program

A path to STEM success for first year and transfer students.

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Goldwater Scholarship

Goldwater scholarships for freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students.

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Science Research Initiative

Learn By Doing


Interested in Science and Mathematics? Want to learn how to do research and become a scientist? Seeking to connect with exciting career opportunities as a first year or transfer student?  This is what the Science Research Initiative (SRI) is all about.

SRI offers every incoming College of Science student the opportunity to participate in discovery-based scientific research. First year,  sophomore, and transfer students tackle cutting-edge problems in dedicated research streams sponsored by local industries.

Step into the unknown to tackle big, open-ended questions. Learn by doing.  Experience the excitement of Science and Mathematics.  Click on the link below to request more information.

 

 

SRI Research Streams

 

COVID-19

Biological Invaders

Neural Networks

Cellular Biology

Electrosynthetic Chemistry

 

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SRI Spotlights


Explore the SRI

Deep dive into the new Science Research Initiative.

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2020 Research Scholar

Delaney Mosier receives top College of Science award.

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Goldwater Winner

Isaac Martin awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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Goldwater Winner

Lydia Fries awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

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Ana Rosas

Medicine is a family tradition for the Rosas.

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Anna Vickery

Research assistant and doctoral candidate studying Pigeon Genetics.

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Bridget Phillips

College of Science's Ambassador and sophomore biology student in the Shapiro Lab.

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2019 Churchill Scholar

Cameron Owen - Chemistry and physics major and student researcher.

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2018 Churchill Scholar

Scott Neville - Mathematics major and student researcher.

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2017 Churchill Scholar

Michael Zhoa - Mathematics major and student researcher.

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