Life Sciences Quest

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 extracting DNA and enzymes, discussing ethical issues in agriculture and touring plant and biotechnology companies in St. Louis.

  • Program lasts one week (July 16-20)
  • For high-ability rising sophomores, juniors and seniors (graduating high school in 2018, 2019 or 2020)
  • Must be residents of Missouri
  • On the University of Missouri campus
  • Funded by the Missouri Department of Agriculture

Application Information

Deadline: April 10, 2017
Official transcripts sent by: April 10, 2017

You are required to send your official high school transcript by mail postmarked by April 10 to:
Julie Scroggs
2-64 Ag Bldg.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Please work with your counselor for the transcript.

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