What are the unique opportunities for graduate students in SciRes?

  • SciRes provides hands-on experience with inspiring the next generation of scientists.
  • For master’s and doctoral students already supported on an RA or TA, SciRes offers a minimal time commitment experience (3 hrs/ week) and an additional stipend.
  • Participants are provided with innovative training, including a graduate seminar on Science Communication led by professors Bob Duke and Jay Banner.
  • Teacher-graduate student teams develop innovative teaching strategies; participants have published on their novel results.                                          

What graduate students are saying about their SciRes experience

“The program has helped me improve my science communication skills, it is nice to see that I’ve made a positive impact on the kids” Stavana Strutz, Ph.D. candidate in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

“It has been a good opportunity to meet students and to improve my teaching skills” Peter Carlson, fourth year as a Ph.D. student in the Jackson School of Geosciences

“This was a fantastic experience, a great opportunity to share my love of science and hopefully inspire students to look at science differently” James Brewster, second year Ph.D. student in organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry

“I absolutely LOVED working with my teacher! Thanks for a great semester, I had so much fun!” Christine Bonthius, third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography & the Environment.

How to apply

Applications for 2017-2018 year are now open!! Click here to apply.

If you have questions concerning the Scientist in Residence program please contact the coordinator.

Natally Mendez, K-12 STEM Coordinator

natally@esi.utexas.edu; (512)232-5551