“This was a great experience that I would recommend to other students trying to explore their developing interest in science.”

-- 2012 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 2014 series was held April 22-24.

Registration is open to students ages 14 and over in grades 9-12. Admission requires parental consent. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (up to ten students per school).


Tom Volkert, Director of Whitehead's Genome Technology Core, discusses how genes are sequenced with high school student program participants.

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