Educational Outreach Program

The Forsyth Institute Educational Outreach Program (EOP) exposes high-school students to the exciting and rewarding world of scientific research. Created in 1993, the program allows students to work side-by-side in the laboratory with world-renowned scientists engaged in cutting-edge research. The goals are to teach students what scientific research involves, and to allow students to perform hands-on scientific research.

The EOP includes an eight-week internship for Massachusetts high school students. The program pairs students with Forsyth faculty researchers as mentors. Interns learn basic laboratory techniques by participating in mentors’ research projects in a productive and enriching scientific environment. At the end of the program, students present their findings. Students may continue working on their projects during the academic year. For these young interns, the Forsyth EOP is often their first "real" job and may be their first step toward a future career in the sciences.


  • Mentorship by world-renowned scientists (Forsyth faculty)
  • Weekly presentations to fellow students and Forsyth Mentors
  • Final scientific poster presentation to the Boston area scientific and Forsyth communities
  • Paid internships may be available thanks to our sponsor, Colgate

Candidate Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in high school
  • Fully available weekdays from July 5 - August 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Able to present research findings at public poster presentation in September
  • Strong motivation to learn how to perform scientific research


Click here to apply

If you cannot access the application online, you may print this EOP 2018 Application.pdf and email/mail to: or EOP Program, Forsyth Institute, 245 First St, Cambridge, MA 02142.

The Recommendation Letter from a teacher (preferably science or math) must be emailed to or mailed to EOP Program, Forsyth Institute, 245 First St, Cambridge, MA 02142.


Applications Due: 4/2/18             

Notification of Acceptance: 5/2/18


For more information contact or

Dr. Megan Pugach, Director 617-892-8405

Dr. Martin Taubman 617-892-8314

Anna Rivkin 617-892-8366


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