SCENE High School Program


SCENE immerses 10th-12th grade students in cutting-edge research. Students work side-by-side with professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students in Arizona State University science labs.  They find out what it takes to be a professional scientist by designing and conducting an original research project, using state-of-the art facilities and equipment at ASU.

Since 1998, more than 200 students from high schools all over the Phoenix metro area have participated in SCENE.


What students are saying about SCENE

“I learned more from being in this program, and had more fun, than I ever did at high school. This program helped prepare me for life in the real world.”

“I can’t stress enough how vital and instrumental this will be to my success in college and the rest of my life.”

“There is no doubt that SCENE was a life changing experience for me that propelled me into the scientific world. SCENE is the program that allowed me to contribute to the scientific community and gave me the desire to continue research in science.”

“This program is nothing less than a transforming process that is happening at a critical time in our young lives. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic experience.”