A group of high school students working in a lab
A group of high school students posing for a picture

Since 2007, 631 students have completed the KEYS internship program. Approximately 63% of participants are women, and 60% are under-served. 65% of KEYS alumni chose to stay in Arizona for college, with the majority of those attending UA.

KEYS intern working in a lab

Nearly all program alumni either attended or are currently attending college to pursue STEM fields. About 65% of KEYS alumni have chosen to attend college in Arizona, with the majority of those attending UArizona. All KEYS alumni accepted to UArizona are automatically accepted into the W.A Franke Honors College and awarded three units of college credit at the completion of the program.

KEYS intern working with researcher on a project

Past interns advanced STEM fields by contributing data to research grant applications and publications. Some present their work at local and national conferences. Many students continue to work in UArizona research laboratories following the conclusion of the program, even some of those still in high school.