What is SCENE all about?
The SCience and ENgineering Experience (SCENE) provides cutting-edge science research experience to high school students in grades 10-12.
Students work in labs at Arizona State University under the guidance of mentors, to answer their own original research questions, and then compete in regional and national science competitions. They work side-by-side with professors and university students, using state-of-the art facilities and equipment.
The SCience and ENgineering Experience is offered by a group of Arizona State University faculty and staff from several disciplines: Biodesign, Engineering, Solid State Science, Life Sciences, and Sustainability.
It continues a program begun in 1998 by the Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment, through which over 200 Valley students learned what it takes to become a professional scientist.
SCENE is for students who are seriously considering a career in science or engineering. Admission is by competitive application. Applications are accepted annually from July 1 through August 31.
PBS Interview of SCENE
Projects change each year. Click samples from the past two years, this is not a complete listing of all projects. Projects for the current year are not finalized prior to the student application deadline. Students who are accepted to the program will find a list of available projects from which to choose enclosed with their letter of acceptance.