Partners in Science

For 35 years, Liberty Science Center's Partners in Science program has provided an intensive, eight-week summer experience for high school juniors and seniors. The program pairs students with mentors in science, health, and technical fields and challenges them to participate in ongoing research and independent projects.

Partners in Science students to investigate questions driving scientific discovery in professional laboratory settings. Our students develop a network of advisers and lifelong connections that help them focus their career goals.

Applications for Summer 2021 will be available in late January.

To be considered for Partners in Science, students must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior in high school.
  • Be at least age 16 by July 1, 2021.
  • Exhibit outstanding abilities and serious interest in STEM.
  • Be available to participate 35 - 40 hours per week from the beginning of July to the end of August.
  • Arrange transportation to the research site.
  • Attend all instructional workshops with Liberty Science Center.
  • Present work at Liberty Science Center to staff, peers, mentors, teachers, and parents at a symposium at the end of August.

For general questions about the Partners in Science program, or questions about the application process, please call 201.253.1533 or email for more information.

Sponsor a Student

Partners in Science is generously supported by contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other institutions. Offer a direct hand to a talented young scientist by sponsoring one or more students. To support this program, please call 201.253.1327 or email

Support provided by Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Northeastern Chemical Association, New Jersey Space Grant Consortium, Union City Board of Education.