Life Sciences Quest

  • Overnight residential academies will not be scheduled for 2021. Check back for single-day campus events.  

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 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 26-30)
  • For high-ability rising sophomores, juniors and seniors (graduating high school in 2021, 2022 or 2023)
  • Must be residents of Missouri
  • On the University of Missouri campus
  • Funded by the Missouri Department of Agriculture

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

How much does participation cost?

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


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