Young Scholars

ANNOUNCEMENT: CIAN is not currently accepting Young Scholar Applications.


CIAN welcomes high school students near a CIAN university into our labs to participate in research that is creating ultra-broadband communication for the next generation internet. Participants will be assigned an exciting, hands-on project and mentored by CIAN faculty and graduate students.

CIAN aspires to create a technological revolution in internet access speeds. Students will conduct research in a cross-disciplinary setting collaborating with faculty, graduate students, research engineers, post-docs, and other students.
The program acts as a unique opportunity for high school students to be introduced to the university setting and research offered by top-tier faculty.

Read more about previous young scholar, Victor, who is now an Undergraduate Research Fellow and student at the University of Arizona. To Learn more about Victor’s experience as a Young Scholar Click Here.


A stipend will be provided.


High School juniors and seniors near a CIAN university who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) may apply. Minimum 3.0 GPA is required, on a 4.0 scale. CIAN strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority groups, women, first-generation college students and students that do not have previous lab research experience. US Citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Additional Materials Required for Application

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Official Transcript

Letters of Recommendation may be mailed to CIAN in a sealed and signed envelop by the letter writer, or emailed directly by the letter writer to CIAN. Please mail an official transcript to the CIAN headquarters.

All mail may be directed to CIAN headquarters.

Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)
University of Arizona
c/o Amee Hennig, CIAN Education & Outreach Manager
1630 E University Blvd., 501B
Tucson, AZ 85721

Email Amee Hennig with any questions.


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