Training the Next Generation

A woman researcher showing a petri dish to a student in a lab setting

Training the Next Generation

Many high school students in Arizona interested in biosciences and data sciences are unable to practice their textbook knowledge through actual research. The BIO5 Institute’s Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) internship program provides real-world application of what is learned in classrooms, with the goal of sparking intellectual and creative curiosity. As one of the core tenets of the BIO5 mission, we are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists through this program.

The seven-week KEYS Research Internship Program provides promising Arizona high school students with a strong interest in bioscience, bioengineering, environmental health, data science, or biostatistics with a unique opportunity to work with top UArizona faculty.

Past interns have assisted in:

  • Creating better ways to detect and treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, asthma, and diabetes
  • Harnessing the power of big data to discover novel viruses that infect bacteria
  • Working to address the COVID-19 pandemic