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

 

Due to overwhelming response, registration for the 2018 program is now closed. 

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.

This special three-day program will include presentations from pioneering scientists, hands-on workshops in laboratories at Whitehead Institute, visits to local biotech companies and research organizations, and lunches with young Whitehead scientists.

The program is open to students ages 14 and over. 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 24 hours of registration opening.

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

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