The purpose of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's "Professor For a Day" program is to show students what science involves outside the laboratory, in particular how scientists communicate their work and subject it to peer review. In a structured group setting, students will attend talks and a poster session at one of the many scientific meetings hosted each year by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. While participating in top science fairs may give students a taste of what a career in science is like, participating in "Professor For a Day" will offer a genuine sense of how the scientific community operates.
Applications are due three weeks before the program dates. Students are notified by email two weeks before program dates as to whether they have been accepted or waitlisted.