Weston Science Program
This program has been developed for the academically talented and high achieving students with significant potential in science, mathematics and related fields.
As a Weston Scholar, you are offered hands-on participation in a laboratory under the guidance of Montclair State University faculty scientists. You engage in current and intensive scientific research over a five-week period in the summer. In addition to original research, you study a mathematics component relevant to your research. To further the research experience, you also participate in hands-on mini laboratory activities or workshops with your summer cohort.
In addition, other non-research activities of the program include spring and fall field experiences to ensure continuity and build on knowledge acquisition from prior science courses. You are required to complete some type of community service approved by the director of the program.
If you wish to apply, you must exhibit a strong interest and skills in the fields of science and mathematics as evidenced by recent grades or other indicators. You must also exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills, as evidenced through the evaluation of an essay and a formal interview. Your demonstration of hard work, responsibility, and enthusiasm plus the ability to work well with others is also evaluated.
In order to be considered for acceptance into the program, you must submit a formal written application and request math and science teacher recommendations. Applications are available in January of each year. It is suggested that you and your parents/caregivers attend a January Open House for further explanation of the program.
Ms. Lynn English