The Saturday Scientists program was developed by the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology in 1993
student performance and foster student interest in biology, chemistry and physics through practical applications.
Over the years, this program has expanded its offerings to include mathematics and computer technology.
The objectives of the program are to:
develop student's appreciation for science and technology while encouraging them to declare such
as a major,
give students the opportunity to experience university academics while facilitating mentoring relationships between
university scientists and program participants
promote academic achievements in math, science and computer literacy while
introducing them to the use of educational technologies that complement and strengthen their course curricula.
The participants of this program are high school junior and senior students selected for participation through their teacher's
recommendation. Students are assigned to a CSET academic area based on their current high school course schedule.
This is an eight session program where the students
meet two Saturdays per month during the Spring semester (January through May). The students meet in the classrooms and laboratories
on the campus of Norfolk State University to participate in college level enrichment activities and hands-on laboratory work.