Scripps College Academy student at computer

Each fall, SCA Scholars are invited to work in small groups in a laboratory setting with faculty from the W.M. Keck Science Department and across the Claremont Colleges to conduct and present research through our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Program. Projects are diverse, allowing students to explore art, chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, mathematics, and/or psychology. Additionally, the average student to faculty ratio of 5:1 provides a hands-on academic experience.

The semester long program consists of Saturday meetings between students and faculty. Students gain research skills by forming a hypothesis, observing and measuring the experiment in progress, writing results, and reporting on, evaluating, and supporting their findings. At the conclusion of the research sessions, students present their findings to their family, friends, and the Scripps College community.

Examples of Past Projects

  • Computer Modeling of a High School Student Population
  • The Effect of Caudal Photo Receptors on Crayfish Locomotion
  • To Infinity and Beyond: Some Infinities are More Equal Than Others
  • Are Teenagers Really More Risk-seeking Than Adults? An Analysis of Risk-taking Under Two Conditions in High School Versus College Students
  • Small Things, Big Difference: Synthesis of Nano-sized Manganese Oxides for Decomposition of Pollutants