The Science and Engineering Experience

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What is SCENE all about?

The SCience and ENgineering Experience (SCENE) provides cutting-edge science research experience to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students work in state-of-the art labs at Arizona State University, under the guidance of professors and university students, to answer their own original research questions and compete in regional and national science competitions.

SCENE is offered in several disciplines:

  • Biodesign
  • Engineering
  • Evolution & Medicine
  • Integrative Arts & Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Molecular Sciences
  • Physics
  • Solid State Science
  • Sustainable Engineering

Applications are accepted annually from June 1 through July 31.


Past Projects


Projects change each year. Click samples from the past two years, this is not a complete listing of all projects. Projects for the current year are not finalized prior to the student application deadline. Students who are accepted to the program will find a list of available projects from which to choose enclosed with their letter of acceptance.