Partners in Science

For over 33 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 allows rising junior and senior students to investigate questions driving scientific discovery in professional laboratory settings. Our students develop a network of advisers and lifelong connections that help them identify and focus their career goals.

Check back soon! The applications for Summer 2020 will be open by Feb. 1.

To be considered for Partners in Science or Pathways, students must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior in high school.
  • Be at least age 16 by July 1, 2020.
  • Exhibit outstanding abilities and serious interest in STEM.
  • Be available to participate 40 hours per week from the beginning of July to the end of August.
  • Exhibit the maturity level needed to work with science professionals.
  • Arrange transportation to the research site.
  • Attend all bimonthly instructional workshops at Liberty Science Center.
  • Present work at Liberty Science Center to staff, peers, mentors, teachers, and parents at a symposium at the end of August.

Sponsor a Student

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

Support provided by Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Northeastern Chemical Association, and New Jersey Space Grant Consortium.