The goal of Torrey Pines Institute's Florida educational programs is to educate the public, teachers and students regarding the importance of scientific research. We aspire to inspire future scientists throughout the Research Coast.
Science Fairs and Career Days
Torrey Pines researchers and other staff members enjoy participating as judges in regional science fairs, and speakers in regional career days helping our areas’ youth discover interests in science and the support staff necessary to the Institute.
Enhancing Science Curriculum
While not an academic organization, we do evaluate curriculum as to its relevancy in today’s research environment.
Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies Florida offers the opportunity for college students and middle - high school teachers to experience hands-on research with our scientists. All internships are to further a student or teachers’ knowledge and experience.
Student Internships / Work-Study Programs
Our internship / work-study programs are designed for the college undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences and support fields to experience working in a laboratory and research environment. Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies Florida offers the opportunity for selected students to experience hands-on research with our scientists.
The internship at Torrey Pines offered a hands-on opportunity to work independently with peptide synthesis. The experience made the learning process easier to understand and I was able to apply the academic knowledge I learned in my science classes. I would highly recommend the internship to others!
A teacher internship involves hands-on research with a scientist, learning novel approaches. These internships inspire middle and high school teachers to develop resources to bring back to their classroom as well as provide them with a deeper understanding of current lab processes and procedures.
"The friendly staff and environment have been most enjoyable and I have learned so much through the high quality of work that is done here at Torrey Pines. I have prepared a presentation on my internship experience that will demonstrate how lab work is done in the real world to my high school students . I have taught sciences for 30 years, so it was a great experience to see science in action."
Teacher Intern - Lincoln Park Academy