Salk Institute for Biological Studies - High School Science Day

High School Science Day

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Event Information

In-person High School Science Day
Saturday, February 24, 2024

High School Science Day at Salk is generously supported by the Anne and Neal Blue High School Science Fund.

Info about Day of Event
High School Science Day at the Salk Institute is a half-day community outreach event designed to inspire high school students to pursue an exciting career in science and research. Students and teachers will meet active researchers, hear about current research, and learn the fundamental skills necessary for laboratory research.

Featured Activities
Science Talk and Q&A with a Salk Scientist
Micropipetting Skills Workshop
Lab Tours and Demos
Career Panel with Salk Professionals
Lunch Provided by Salk

Virtual Content
Our team is excited to share new virtual lab tours for the third year. Visit our YouTube Channel to watch lab tours and demos from the Chory Lab, Chalasani Lab, Tye Lab and Saghatelian Lab.

Event Video Content:

2024 High School Science Day

2024- Assistant Professor Pallav Kosuri

2024 High School Science Day – Panel Discussion


The Salk Institute and the March of Dimes have a rich history of collaboration. The partnership began in 1948 when the March of Dimes (then known as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis) provided support for Jonas Salk’s quest for a vaccine against polio and later provided the funding that enabled him to fulfill his vision to create the world-renowned facility in 1960. The March of Dimes continues to support the internationally recognized biomedical research at the Salk Institute.

In 1990, as the Salk Institute planned for its 30th anniversary, Jonas Salk was eager to give back to the community, to promote scientific literacy, and to encourage young people to go into the life sciences thus was born High School Science Day.

On February 25, 2023, we celebrate the collaboration between the March of Dimes and the Salk Institute with the 33rd annual March of Dimes High School Science Day event. After two years of virtual programming, we will be back in person. To increase accessibility to fundamental research, we will be continuing to release virtual content along with our in-person event.