Pathways to Science
Ever think about how stars are born, wonder why dinosaurs had feathers, or ask yourself if nanotechnology will change our lives the way computers have? If you are curious about the world around us and want to learn how world-class scientists make discoveries and generate new knowledge, then Pathways to Science is right for you!
With an overarching goal to encourage and support promising young scholars to pursue careers in the sciences, Pathways opens the door for middle and high school students to explore science at Yale University. Whether the student is creative or logical, methodical or messy, observant or intuitive, Yale Pathways will help him or her explore the sciences and take their skills to the next level.
Throughout the year students are invited to programs, demonstrations, lectures, and laboratory visits on Yale University’s campus to learn about cutting-edge advances in science from respected professors. Students can choose which opportunities interest them the most. In the past, students have viewed the cosmos at Yale’s state-of-the-art planetarium, launched rockets, built telescopes, and examined brain specimens with Yale neuroscientists.
Yale Pathways to Science is free of charge. Once accepted, students can participate in programs through high school graduation. Inspiring the next generation of scientists is important to us, and we consider Pathways students as the youngest members of Yale's community of scientists.
Eligibility and application information
New Haven, West Haven and Amity Public School middle and high school students are invited to apply when nominated by their math or science teacher. We send nomination forms to teachers each April. Nominated students receive applications for the program over the summer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.