Center for Plant and Life Sciences Hosts Open House
St. Louis Community College is inviting the community and high school students in particular to explore biotechnology careers at its Center for Plant and Life Sciences open house.
The open house is planned for Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4-8 p.m. at the Bio-Research Development and Growth Park, located at the Danforth Plant Science Center, 1005 N. Warson Road.
Guests will enjoy biotechnology demonstrations, tour the state-of-the-art learning center and meet with agriculture technology companies.
The goal of the event is to expose high school students to the biotechnology field in plant and life sciences. Demand is so high that students can earn up to $23 an hour working as biotechnology lab technicians before they graduate from college.
High school students interested in biotechnology, life sciences and horticulture are encouraged to enroll and apply for scholarships at STLCC. College representatives will be on-site to assist with enrollment, scholarship applications and share details about a unique program for high schoolers called EMBARK. Refreshments and spin-the-wheel prizes will also be available.
“I am very pleased to say that we have at St. Louis Community College one of the most amazing, modern biotech programs that would be the envy of community colleges throughout the United States at our BRDG Park facility in Olivette,” said Paul Higdon, DMA, interim dean of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and professor of music.
Advanced registration is encouraged. Individuals who need accommodations should contact Betsy Boedeker, district director of the Center for Plant and Life Sciences, at 314-513-4966 or email@example.com, at least two working days prior to the event.