Free Biology Workshop Offered to Local High School Students

High School students who attend the workshop will work in the laboratory while learning about the biodiversity of our local environment.

Dominican College is offering a free biology workshop to high school students this spring called “Antibiotic and Phage Discovery Workshop.” The aim of the workshop is to educate participants on the biodiversity of the local watershed.

The workshop will be held on three Saturdays — April 28, May 5, and May 12 — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.  Any high school freshman through senior, who can make the commitment to attend all three days, is welcome to attend.  There are 12 slots available.

“By offering this workshop to high school students, we are providing them with an opportunity to gain technical skills, and more importantly, contribute to the understanding of the biodiversity in their local environment,” said Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Bernadette Connors.  “Students will be working on two projects, namely antibiotic discovery and viral diversity.  It will be mentored by past participants of the workshop series, in addition to myself.”

Interested participants should email Professor Connors at  for more details.