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Shadow a Scientist Program


Shadow a Scientist This summer program pairs a group of two Middle School students with a Research Scientist at the University of Texas for a two hour tour of the scientist’s lab and experiments in progress.

The goal of the program is to provide the opportunity for young students to cultivate their interest in science and allow them to experience first-hand what a scientist does on a daily basis.

Students can choose a research area that interests them and when possible they will be matched with a scientist doing research in that area.


Due to COVID19, the Shadow a Scientist program has been cancelled for the summer of 2020 but the program will return in the summer of 2021.



We look forward to having your student shadow a scientist at UT. The experience is typically rewarding for both the host and shadow.

If you have further questions please contact the FRI Outreach Director, Dr. Greg Clark:

Phone: 512-471-1074 or 512-467-0145.  | Email: gbclark@utexas.edu