High school and undergraduate students are valued members of our research and education community. Students participate in supervised and independent research projects under laboratory mentors as well as numerous experiential learning programs.
Undergraduate and High School Summer Research Fellowships support undergraduate and high school students working in the laboratories of resident or visiting scientists on hands-on research projects. Summer fellowships also provide students with other educational opportunities including an extensive scientific seminar programs, professional development workshops, and dedicated residential-life programs.
Short courses provide Maine undergraduates with hands-on biomedical research and biotechnology training. These courses are funded by the Maine INBRE network, a partnership of 13 Maine research and education institutions led by the MDI Biological Laboratory.
The Young Environmental Leaders Program is designed for middle and high school students and their teacher team leaders, and provides hands-on environmental field work in the Mount Desert Island area.
The High School Academic-Year Research Program is designed for local junior and senior high school students who demonstrate high achievement in science and mathematics and are interested in science oriented careers. Students work in faculty laboratories on a supervised research project. Academic credit may be available.