Students swap backpacks for lab coats at ‘Celebration of Research’
Rochester, Minnesota, area high school students met Mayo Clinic researchers and toured their laboratories at the 18th biennial Celebration of Research. The daylong conference on Tuesday, Feb. 26, enabled students in grades 10–12 to learn about biomedical science and research careers, including many careers in clinical and translational science.
“We are excited to welcome students from our Minnesota communities, so they have an opportunity to learn more about career paths in research and how research is the future of medicine,” says conference co-chair, Jim Maher III, Ph.D., dean of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Maher is the Bernard Pollack Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.