Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Salk March of Dimes High School Science Day

Salk March of Dimes High School Science Day

Event Information

In-person March of Dimes High School Science Day
Saturday, February 25, 2023

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

Info about Day of Event
The March of Dimes 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 – Click here for scientist profile.
Micropipetting Skills Workshop
Lab Tours and Demos
Career Panel with Salk Professionals
Lunch Provided by Salk

Virtual Content
Our team is excited to announce that virtual content will continue for the third year running. As we return to hosting teachers and students on campus we are excited to continue providing MODHSSD content to communities beyond San Diego. We will be releasing virtual content on February 25, 2023, in conjunction with our in-person event. To have access, register and select to be added to the virtual list. To be included in any future communications regarding virtual content from EO, please click here to subscribe to EO’s teacher newsletter.

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Previous Event Video Content:

2022 Lab Demo

2022 Meet a PI


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.