“We are so fortunate to get the best and brightest students. They bring curiosity, hard work, enthusiasm and great ideas to the labs and often drive the science in novel directions.”

—Wendy Havran, PhD
Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

Science relies on good data to validate research quality. By numerous measures then, the scientific education programs offered at Scripps Research produce top quality results. Here’s an overview.

K-12 & Undergraduates

100s of children

and their families, many from underserved communities, have participated in Family Science Nights at the Florida campus of Scripps Research where they have been inspired by the wonder of science.

500 students

from kindergarten through fifth grade spoke with Scripps Research scientists at the Marshall Elementary Career Fair in San Diego.

179 teens

from nearly every public high school in Palm Beach County, Florida have explored hands-on science during eight-week Kenan fellowships at Scripps Research.


students interested in genomics and translational research have taken part in the eight-week Student Research Internship program at the Scripps Research Translational Institute.


Florida Atlantic University undergraduates have completed internships at the neighboring campus of Scripps Research.

Graduate Students


of students, despite the challenging program, graduate.

2 campuses

with telecommunications capabilities support bicoastal education at Scripps Research.

4.37 scientific papers

are published, on average, by each graduate student over the five-year program.

19 years

in a row the graduate program at Scripps Research has ranked among the top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

823 applications

to the Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences at Scripps Research were received in the most recent year.


of applicants were accepted into the competitive program.


700+ alumni

currently drive scientific progress in academia, industry and government.


of graduate program alumni currently work in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sectors.

20% of graduate students

go on to earn tenure-track positions at major universities and research institutes.

Science Scholars

131 teachers

from middle schools and high schools in Florida have participated in multi-day, hands-on science workshops at Scripps Research, returning to their classrooms with cutting-edge scientific knowledge to share with their students.

26 physicians

interested in translating scientific discoveries into meaningful healthcare have enrolled in the Translational Institute’s KL2 Clinical Scholars program.


of the first-year medical students at Florida Atlantic University participate in ResearchFest at the nearby Florida campus of Scripps Research, helping bridge the gap between biomedical research and clinical practice.