Paid Undergraduate Training in Environmental Health Sciences

Faculty  in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences will mentor students in summer 2019.

New College Environmental Health Science Scholars (NCEHSS)

Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) grant 1R25ES030238

Program summary

The New College Environmental Health Science Scholars (NCEHSS) program will eliminate cultural, economic, and logistic barriers faced by underrepresented minority (URM) students seeking a summer research experience. Students will be recruited from the Maricopa County region in Arizona, the nation’s fastest growing county where the population is 30% Hispanic and 3% Native American.

Mentored research experience

Students will be matched with a faculty mentor for a 10-week summer research experience in ASU’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences on ASU's West Campus in Glendale, AZ.  Successful students may be invited to continue working during the academic year with their summer mentor at ASU. 

Technical training 

  • Research Techniques in Environmental Health Sciences course will provide instruction in wet-lab experimental techniques
  • Active learning through environmental health science case studies
  • Presentation and data analysis skills

Career guidance

  • Professional development sessions about how to apply to graduate programs, choosing a career that's right for you
  • Responsible conduct of research

Open house family night

A celebration evening to showcase student research with the people most important to them. 


10-week summer 2019 program from May 28th to August 2nd

  • Applications due April 12th
  • Program dates: May 28th to Aug 2nd, Mon-Fri from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Stipend: $400/week

Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate degree and meet the requirements below:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Interested in a career in Environmental Health Sciences and learning more about career paths
  • Eager to conduct hands-on research
  • Limited ability to leave Maricopa County, AZ for a summer research experience

Desired qualifications include:

  • Strong background in math and chemistry
  • Passion for learning

Download Program Flyer

Questions? Email Dr. Hackney at