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Your path to a career in environmental health science


NCEHSS has Ended

Funding for NCEHSS has ended and the program will not be offered after Summer 2023. This site serves as an archive of the program activities and research products from NCEHSS participants.

Program Summary

The New College Environmental Health Science Scholars (NCEHSS) program seeks to 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 9-week summer research experience in ASU’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences on ASU's West Valley 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. Click on the Summer Highlights to view poster presentations from family night.

Details At A Glance

9-week summer 2023 program from May 30th to July 28th

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  • Priority applications due: February 3, 2023
  • Final deadline: March 3, 2023
  • Weekly commitment: Mon-Fri from 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Stipend: $560/week pending final approval

No minimum GPA required to apply for this program.  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

Summer 2023 Program Flyer

Questions? Email Dr. Hackney at