High School Programs

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Our high school programs are geared towards Experience: building professional skills, cultivating a network, and preparing for college and careers. 

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 We offer scientist visits, summer camps, student internships, and more. Sign up for our student newsletter to be the first to know about programs and opportunities as they open. 

All High School Programs

BLDAP is a project-based high school STEM program designed to help participants in grades 10-11 to develop 21st century skills, learn about Berkeley Lab’s business and research activities, receive college and career guidance, and develop a STEM network in a real-life work environment. 

Applications are now closed.

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SeA @ Berkeley Lab is a free 4 day spring break camp (April 3-6, 2024) for English-learning/native Spanish-speaking bilingual students who are interested in learning more about STEM and career opportunities at Berkeley Lab. Participating in SEA can also be a step toward a summer internship at Berkeley Lab. 

Applications are now closed.

Science Accelerating Girls' Engagement in STEM (SAGE) is a one-week summer camp for public high school students (age 14-17) to share what life is like in STEM professions. 

Throughout the week, students will participate in job shadowing, hands-on projects, professional development, and more! 

Applications are now closed.

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Experiences in Research are summer internships for students to gain hands-on experience with professionals at Berkeley Lab. Students will be working directly on cutting edge projects alongside experts in STEM. Projects will be focused around different aspects of STEM such as administration, communications, experimental research, and more. 

Applications are now closed.

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) is a paid summer science intensive for high school students hosted by the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). The program seeks to broaden students’ understanding of biotechnology, microbiology, and biofuels. 

Applications open in early spring. Check the iCLEM website for more information. 

The strangeness of quantum physics is being harnessed to revolutionize computing as we know it. At QCaMP, you will get a primer on computing fundamentals, learn hands-on about quantum physics, and apply those phenomena to solve computing problems in new ways.  

QCaMP is for high school students and participants receive a learning stipend. 

Applications are now open. Find more information visit the QCaMP website

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Live Science is a virtual program exploring the ways that science shows up in our everyday lives. 

Most episodes feature conversations with scientists as well as interactive activities to follow along with at home. These programs are open to the public and recorded for later viewing.

Check out recordings now and stay tuned for future sessions.

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Join us for themed career talks to learn about the wide diversity of STEM professions. Each session, we will be joined by Berkeley Lab staff, Bay Area professionals, and other guest experts to talk about their careers and how they got there. 

Register for the Summer 2024 Career Talks Series.

Check out the recordings of the Summer 2023 Career Talks series now!

The Physics Division at Berkeley Lab hosts this free in person workshop for high school physics teachers and students, July 8-12.  Teachers and students will experience a thorough overview of cutting-edge research in particle physics and cosmology,  with presentations from Berkeley Lab scientists and postdocs. 

Check the website for more information about applying.

Interested in volunteering to help with these programs? Berkeley Lab staff can browse and sign up for volunteering opportunities on the service portal