Science Achievers deepen their work by pursuing more rigorous science topics, meeting with working science professionals, preparing for college and careers and more.
Science Achievers are invited to apply for paid summer internships with the Museum. Our summer 2012 interns are pictured above.
About the Science Achievers
Through the Science Achievers youth development program, teens can discover new interests in science and technology, develop leadership skills, prepare for college and careers, learn from working science professionals, mentor new classes of Science Minors, and have the opportunity to participate in paid internships. Teens become more comfortable with science and understand its impact on their lives by engaging Museum guests in activities.
To become a Science Achiever, teens must complete the Science Minors program and volunteer for 50 hours. Science Achievers are asked to volunteer 12 hours a month to remain in the program.
Science Achievers: In Their Own Words
"Science Achievers has given me the opportunity to learn from skilled scientists who are experts in their field." -- Jessica
"MSI supplied me with the gifts of opportunity and lessons in life. That right there is the most valuable thing that I will cherish the most." -- Kevin
"I never knew that science is all around us. This program has expanded my understanding of science." -- Amelia
"Science Achievers take on more responsibility because we realize that we are the future." -- Chanel
"The program has given me a lot of opportunities. I've gone to a lot of places to show people science activities that I've learned." -- Sandi
- Science Achievers brochure (PDF)
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- Happening Now
A stunning look inside the animal kingdom from the creators of BODY WORLDS.
A visually stunning exploration of our planet's perilous ring of orbiting debris.
- Coming Soon
Revisit the memorable architectural and visual design of Chicago's 1933 World's Fair.
Tim Samuelson and Lisa M. Snyder present a virtual tour of the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
New Online Activities
- Online Activity
See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources.
- Online Activity
Tap into your inner engineer as you design, build and test model bridges.