Our program pairs 2-4 middle school students with an FRI Research Stream for a unique two-hour tour of a real scientific laboratory.
- Meet UT Student & Faculty Scientist. Ask questions, chat about their work, and discover what drives their passion.
- Get hands-on. Participate in engaging activities designed to bring scientific concepts to life.
- Witness real experiments. See the exciting world of research in action!
This experience allows young minds to:
- Explore their interest in science. Students will see first-hand discoveries in progress to spark their curiosity.
- Experience science firsthand: See, touch, and interact with science in a real-world setting.
- Uncover the daily life of a scientist: From asking questions to conducting experiments, they'll learn what it truly means to be a scientist.
Wednesdays: June 12, 26 | July 3, 10, 17
Middle School students interested in spending two hours “shadowing” a UT scientist one day this summer should complete registration and submit the forms using the registration link.
- Sign up for ALL WEDNESDAYS that YOU are available.
- You will then BE MATCHED with a scientist on ONE WEDNESDAY this summer depending on the availability of the participating scientists.
ON SHADOWING DAY
On the Wednesday afternoon that your middle school student will shadow a UT scientist:
- Attire. Your student MUST wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.
- Drop Off & Pick Up.
- Drop off your middle school student between 1:50 and 2:00 pm at 24th Street and Whitis (Whitis is one block east of Guadalupe on 24th Street).
- Pick up between 3:50 and 4:00 pm. The shadow coordinator and student escorts will be waiting at the Barbara Jordan statue located on the southwest corner of 24th and Whitis.