2015 Teen Science Scholars

The Teen Science Scholars (TSS) internship provides high school students opportunities to work in the Archives, Anthropology, Earth Sciences, Health Sciences, Museum Conservation, Space Sciences, and Zoology departments at the Museum. Selected students will be involved with various aspects of their mentors’ research and/or collections programs. Each student will present an overview of their TSS work at an annual symposium held at the Museum at the end of the summer. This program introduces students interested in science careers to various aspects of museum research and/or collections work and helps strengthen investigative and communication skills. The internship program is open to students who will be entering their Junior or Senior years in the fall of 2015.

This program has provided over 120 high school students the opportunity to be mentored by Museum scientists and collections staff since its beginning in 2006. Students who have completed this program have gone on to study science at such universities as MIT, Duke, and University of Denver. The program also provides a networking system for TSS alumni that helps support students after the end of their internship.

For more information, please see the 2015 Teen Science Scholars Brochure.

The deadline for applications will be Monday March 16, 2015. To download the application, click here.

Questions? E-mail sciencescholars@dmns.org or call 303.370.8338


“The Teen Science Scholar program touches lives in ways that benefit families and our communities for generations to come”. – George Sparks, President and CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

"Through abundant, hands-on experience, the Teen Science Scholar program opens a grand window into nature and science, and transforms lives along the way." – Scott Sampson, Vice President of Research and Collections and Chief Curator


The Denver Film Society is a partner of the Teen Science Scholars Program. To see Teen Science Scholars films from previous years made by the Denver Film Society’s Youngmakers Workshops, please visit http://vimeo.com/denverfilm/videos, search Teen Science Scholars, and scroll down to the video and year of interest.

To learn more about the Denver Film Society and their Young Filmmaker Workshops, please click here.

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