MMCRI offers opportunities for students to learn more about the biomedical research setting through field trips and educational programming.

Biomedical Research Series

Each year MMCRI hosts local high school students for a monthly Biomedical Research Program. Students learn about the breadth of research being conducted at MMC, from clinical trials and translational research, to mouse models of human disease. Students become familiar with technologies used in biomedical research and grow in understanding of the many career paths available in science.

Educators interested in learning about becoming part of the Biomedical Research Program can contact the Education Coordinator.

2015-2016 MMCRI Biomedical Research Explorers Program

Date Title Part I Part II Part III
October 21 Introduction to Research: How and Why Welcome & Introduction to Program Tours Regroup & discussion
November 18 Clinical Trials Into to cancer research question Clinical Trial role play Regroup & discussion
December 16 From the Operating Room to the Laboratory Intro to the BioBank and MMCRI Histology Histology lab demonstration & Pathology Lab contest Regroup & discussion
January 27 Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Intro to stem cell & regenerative medicine Beating ES cells and cardiac research in-lab techniques Regroup & discussion
February 24 Mouse Models of Human Disease Intro to mouse models Specimen stations and transgenic mice Regroup & discussion
March 16 Imaging Intro to small animal imaging Small animal MRI and cell imaging Regroup & discussion of thought question
April 13
Careers in Science Career round robin Career round robin Wrap-up & feedback/ complete final evaluation


Educators who are interested in coming to MMCRI for a field trip should contact the Education Coordinator to arrange a visit. Our field trips typically include a brief overview of research being conducted at MMCRI, a hands-on activity, and a tour of the building with one of our graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or staff.

We also welcome home school students and co-ops to come in for field trips to learn about biomedical research at MMCRI!

Contact the Education Coordinator for more information.

Summer Student Research Program

MMCRI’s Summer Student Research Program is a paid ten week internship help from the first week of June through the first week of August every year. Students who are seniors in high school and who will be enrolled in college in the fall following the Summer Student Program are eligible to apply.

Learn more about the Summer Student Research Program.

Traveling Scientist Program

Our researchers are involved in community outreach and can come to your school or classroom to visit. Previous visits have included discussion about careers, science, biomedical research, or specific experimental techniques. We work with educators to provide an expert in the biomedical research field to enhance the school science curriculum or career exploration options.

Contact the Education Coordinator for more information.