Biological Sciences

High School Visit Program

Come and Explore

Each spring semester, the Department of Biological Sciences provides the opportunity for high school science classes to spend a day on campus attending a college-level lecture, participating in a lab activity, and talking with faculty and staff about careers in life science. Included in the activities is lunch at Wadsworth Hall.

This past year, 170 high-school students (varying from 9th to 12th grade), from eight different schools, received a warm welcome to our department and Michigan Tech—and also a first-hand look at college academics. Students attended an Anatomy and Physiology lecture, learned about careers in the life sciences, and attended several hands-on laboratories led by our graduate and undergraduate students.

For more information—or to schedule a visit—please contact Travis Wakeham, our high school visit coordinator.

We look forward to your visit!

Two high school students in labcoat, goggles, and gloves working on an experiment in a lab

Group Lab Work

Students get a taste for problem-solving in a college laboratory environment.

A group of high school students pose for a photo in the Greenhouse Dome

High School Visit

Students come to Michigan Tech to visit the Department of Biological Sciences.

Student is checking the heartbeat and blood pressure of another student

Lab Assignment

Students have an opportunity to participate in a lab activity and speak with professors.