Pre-College Biology Outreach

Michigan Tech's Department of Biological Sciences offers two programs—focused on community outreach and education—to spark young mind’s interest in the biological sciences. Our programs provide opportunities for high schools across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to expose their students to college-level biology lectures, laboratories, and equipment, and a chance to help solve some of biology’s most challenging problems.


Foster an interest in biology careers with a daylong, hands-on, problem solving competition right on Michigan Tech’s campus. Working in teams of four, high school students from across the region work on challenging projects—like field identification problems or dissection and organ identification—with the top three teams taking home savings bonds for each member.

[ Learn more about Bioathlon ]

High School Visit Programs

Get a first-hand look at what studying biology in college is all about. Each spring, Michigan Tech hosts high school science classes—inviting students to attend a college-level lecture, participate in a lab activity, and talk to faculty and staff about careers in life science. Programs are available for students in grades nine through 12.

[ Learn more about our High School Visit program ]