Fourth grade and the professor

University people and resources

Lab students of every age benefit from the University’s outstanding academicians and access to unmatched resources: 

Students across the school have special access to the Oriental Institute, Smart Museum of Art, Court Theater, science laboratories, and sports and other University facilities. 

Nursery Schoolers learned from UChicago physicians who shared a specialized cell microscope and a preserved human brain.

The University’s Anthropology Department brought  Jean Clottes, the curator of the Lascaux Cave paintings, to speak to a mesmerized group of Lab art students and teachers.

Fourth graders worked with paleontologist and Professor Paul Sereno—Chicago’s own “Indiana Jones”— and members of his UChicago Fossil Lab to build “flesh models”  from a resin replica of a Rajasaurus skull.

> A UChicago composer visited an eighth-grade music class weekly to give students a more hands-on approach to music. Projects included a “sound walk,” where the students visited sites— Rockefeller Chapel or the corner of 58th and Kimbark—to listen for the sounds at each location. 

> High Schoolers have full access to and are taught how to use the University’s vast library resources. They also receive classroom visits from University faculty—statisticians, public policy and legal experts, historians, and humanities specialists.

Lab’s unique Summer Link program places qualified U-Highers in paid internships with University scientists and professors and businesses across the University and around the city.

Each year, at no additional expense, more than 20 U-Highers take courses at the University.