Life Sciences Quest

  • July 7-11, 2024

Take some time out of your summer break and learn something new with University of Missouri’s Life Sciences Quest program! Life Sciences Quest is a free summer academy for students interested in agriculture and how it impacts our daily lives.

  • Program lasts one week on the University of Missouri campus
  • For high-ability students graduating high school in 2025, 2026 or 2027
  • Must be residents of Missouri

How Much Does Participation Cost?

The Life Sciences Quest program is free to all selected students, thanks to funding from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

How Do I Apply?

2024 applications are now closed.

Contact Kathleen Matz, director of student recruitment and events,, with questions.

We expect to make our selections by early May.

What Will We be Doing?

Activities include:

  • Hands-on experiences in biochemistry labs, nutrition labs and research farms
  • Tours of various science and research industries
  • Discussions of ethical issues in agriculture
  • Education about human, animal and plant genetics
  • Opportunities to hear from scientists, researchers and professionals working in scientific fields
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What is Included in the Program?

Life Sciences Quest will provide housing, food, transportation (during the program to tours) and University Student Health Services.


Contact Kathleen Matz.