Life Sciences Quest

July 22-26, 2018

Take some time out of your summer break and learn something new with University of Missouri’s Life Science Quest program! Life Science Quest is an academy for students interested in agriculture and how it impacts our daily lives. Activities include hands-on experiences in biochemistry labs and research farms; tours of various science and research industries; discussing ethical issues in agriculture; and opportunities to learn from professionals in science-related industries.

  • Program lasts one week (July 22-26)
  • For high-ability rising sophomores, juniors and seniors (graduating high school in 2019, 2020 or 2021)
  • Must be residents of Missouri
  • On the University of Missouri campus
  • Funded by the Missouri Department of Agriculture

Application Information

Apply online by April 15.

What will we be doing?

There are many scheduled activities for the program including working in the freshman biochemistry lab, touring our swine farm, learning about human, animal and plant genetics, and visiting St. Louis on industry tours.

What is included in the program?

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

How much does participation cost?

The Life Science Quest program is free to all admitted students.


Contact Julie Scroggs, Coordinator of Student Recruitment,, 573-884-3244