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BioQuest offers the following programs:

Site Explorations

BioQuest's Site Explorations are half-day, mini job shadows for an entire class of high school students that include conversations with Seattle BioMed scientists, tours of the Seattle BioMed’s research facilities and a hands-on lab investigation in the BioQuest Discovery Lab. Seattle BioMed will be announcing it's 2013-14 Site Explorations program in October 2014. Please check back here for details.

Teacher Workshops

BioQuest has designed a series of curriculum and workshops for teachers with an emphasis on global health and infectious disease research. Our workshops, provide teachers with in-depth dialog with Seattle BioMed scientists, intimate peeks into Seattle BioMed’s life-saving research programs (e.g., malaria, TB and HIV) and training in global health curriculum to support classroom advancement in state standards. Our next workshop, offered in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is no longer taking applications.

Global Health Curriculum

Don’t wait for a workshop to bring global health topics into your classroom. Designed by teams of teachers and Seattle BioMed scientists, BioQuest curriculum (both print and animated) uniquely offers the authenticity and inspiring context of malaria, tuberculosis and vaccine development to your classroom approaches!

BioQuest Academy

Looking for a more intimate exposure to science and global health? We will soon be accepting applications for 2014 summer sessions for current high school juniors through the Academy website in February 2014. Because the curriculum for this program is specifically designed to support this age of student, parents seeking opportunties for younger students need not contact the office to inquire if we will make exceptions.  **Applications are due April 15, 2014. Nomination forms are due no later than April 22nd.**


The goal of Seattle BioMed is to reduce the burden of infectious diseases.  We offer training opportunities through BioQuest made possible by generous philanthropic support.  If you are seeking a youth internship, please read about our diverse BioQuest offerings and see how you can get involved with Seattle BioMed through BioQuest.  We do not place youth interns during the school year as it is a time that we are most actively supporting teachers and school visits. To learn more about how you can make a contribution to future research leaders through BioQuest, please visit the Seattle BioMed "Give Today" page.

Washington Global Health Alliance Ambassadors

Seeking meaningful ways to connect Washington State Algebra II, chemistry and US History standards withing the context of global health and our state's growing global health industry sector?  Please visit the Ambassador website to get more details about this program.

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Students in BioQuest

Teacher Workshops

Is this the year to learn more about global health from practicing scientists? Attend a teacher workshop!