The Comunidad Student Scientist (CSS) program is a volunteer program in the Genetics of Taste Lab.
Our goal is to support diverse high school students (16 years or older) interested in exploring science related careers. We offer access to be a part of real scientific research. We provide support, both inside and outside the lab, to empower, build resilience, and serve as a safe space to build confidence to reach their full potential.
Our community lab consists of volunteers (called community scientists) as well as staff. The Lab’s scientific team, overseen by Dr. Nicole Garneau, works closely with these dedicated volunteers to execute scientific research. It is a unique opportunity for people without a background in science, or someone without access to resources to contribute to real science and receive a meaningful science-based experience.
Cheerful disposition, comfortable assisting guests, solid oral communication skills, ability and desire to work with people of all ages, highly flexible and versatile when responding to the needs of the lab and guests, ability and desire to work both independently and as part of a team. Bilingual a plus.
The Comunidad Student Scientist schedule begins in January 2019 and ends December 2019. Volunteers are scheduled for shifts during Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Breaks and Free Days. Interviews for Comunidad Student Scientists are schedule on the following dates and times.
Wednesday, November 13
4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 1
12 p.m. or 2 p.m.
How To Apply
Complete the online Comunidad Student Scientist Application