This program increases high school student's interest in science research and prepares them for careers in science. The program trains high school teachers to teach science research techniques in their courses. The 3-year science course is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills, to engage in the real life application of science, and to recruit their own science mentors. Student research covers a broad range of interests. UAlbany's University in the High School Program trains the teachers, who in turn facilitate the program, while mentors in a wide range of scientific fields work with students on their research. Approximately 80 schools have been approved to offer their courses for credit through the University at Albany: they include schools in cities, suburbs and rural areas, with especially strong representation in Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties. The Program has recently begun to offer courses for credit in New Jersey, as well.
University in the High School Program