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THE SUMMER 2020 HSRA is Cancelled.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Natural Sciences - High School Research Academy is cancelled for summer 2020.  We will not be placing high school students in labs for summer 2020.
We regret that we are unable to offer this opportunity this year. We expect to host high school students next summer.

Program Overview

The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Summer High School Research Academy (HSRA) at the University of Texas at Austin integrates high school students into CNS research groups so they can participate in ongoing research projects. The students will experience research by being directly involved in research projects on the UT Austin campus. They will learn advanced techniques while gaining valuable insights and experiences through interaction with UT students and faculty. This is a unique opportunity that will give high school students a real taste of life as a researcher. By being involved in research, students can experience the joy of discovery that is central to being a scientist.  For testaments from previous HSRA researchers, see this video


 For questions, please contact us at utaustinhsra@gmail.com.