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Shadow A Scientist

Science beyond the classroom






Immerse yourself in a new area of science

Tour a cutting-edge laboratory

Connect with a scientist

Shadow A Scientist is a day-long program

We offer high school students the unique opportunity to directly observe experiments and be taught by a leading UNC researcher. While visiting UNC campus laboratories, students can also ask our scientists questions about their research and their career path!

If you are interested in long-term mentorship, please read about other outreach opportunities that we love.

Other Outreach Opportunities

Our scientists are excited to offer a memorable campus experience

Share insights on scientific career paths

Discuss their innovative research 

Meet Our Scientists

Students are saying …

My favorite part of the visit was “that I could and was able to see exactly what a field for me in the future would look like!”

My favorite part of the visit was “learning about equipment, different problems the scientists were working on, learning about cutting-edge science and cool discoveries!”

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Are you a teacher?

You’ve come to the right place!

We offer customized visits for your entire classroom

Discover a new way to share science with your students

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Are you a scientist?

Utilize your experience and expertise to empower young students

Choose when you want to volunteer

Make a difference

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