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Professor for a Day

About the Program

Professor For a Day is program to introduce gifted high school students to contemporary science in a real-world setting.

The program shows students what science involves outside the laboratory, in particular how scientists communicate their work and subject it to peer review. In a structured group setting, students attend talks and a poster session at one of the many scientific meetings hosted each year by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. While participating in top science fairs may give students a taste of what a career in science is like, participating in “Professor For a Day” will offer a genuine sense of how the scientific community operates.

High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with strong interests in science and research are eligible to apply for the program. No prior knowledge about the meeting topics is required. The program runs up to six times per year (three in the fall and three in the spring), and applications are due a minimum of three weeks before each program date.

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