PhD for a Day

PhD for a Day

PhD for a Day exposes middle school students to the life of Columbia graduate students and doctoral candidates.

Participating middle school students visit the Columbia University campus and laboratories where they receive safety training, lab coats, goggles, and gloves to do hands-on experiments that teach concepts in energy, lab protocols, and collecting data.

Columbia graduate students also visit local classrooms to share their experiences. The program is offered every spring and fall.

Get Involved

This program is offered in partnership with the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy 2 for their 7th grade classes.

If you are interested in this or a similar program, please email engineeringoutreach@columbia.edu 

We welcome participation of graduate students and postdocs at Columbia University! We encourage you to assist by leading hands-on activities and welcome your own ideas as well.

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We welcome participation of Columbia University faculty members and MRSEC PIs in particular! We encourage you to create and lead hands-on activities and welcome your own ideas as well.

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