“The program exceeded my expectations. I loved it, and hope to do it for three more years!”
-- 2016 Participant
The Whitehead Spring Lecture Series for High School Students
Since it’s inception in 1990, Whitehead’s Spring Lecture Series for High School Students has encouraged students to explore the facts behind the science headlines through exposure to cutting-edge topics biomedical research.
The three-day program, held during the public school spring vacation week, features lectures from leading scientific experts, hands-on laboratory demonstrations, visits to local biotechnology companies, and interactions with young Whitehead scientists. The series was held on April 19-21, 2016.
Admission requires parental consent. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (up to 5 students per school). Registration is capped at 50 students and is expected to fill within 48 hours of registration opening.
Tom Volkert, Director of Whitehead's Genome Technology Core, discusses how genes are sequenced with high school student program participants.