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SPRING BREAK OPPORTUNITY: Lab-On-Wheels is Looking for Teaching Assistants During Spring Break (Deadline: n/a)


High School Outreach program: Lab-on-wheels (2/26-3/2) looking for TAs

Are you looking for a spring break activity? Let’s give high school students significant hands-on experience to change their attitude towards science. A lab-on-wheels program will allow high school freshmen to engage in gel electrophoresis experiments and to explore online gene sequences in their biology classrooms. We will run this STEM outreach efforts in all 38 biology classes of Pioneer and Huron Public High Schools during this UM spring break based on last year’s success (1/3 of students responded that they liked science more after a two-hour biotechnology hands-on experience).

Here we are inviting you to be part of this movement as a TA. One TA will be assigned to help four to five students' performing experiments. You can change at least one student's attitude towards science per class based on the last year's responses.

We will provide a small stipend for your effort $30 for two 85 min classes, total four classes ($60) a day from 7:50 am – 2:30 pm.

We are seeking 12-14 TA's per day. Once you are selected, there is a mandatory training session before the lab-on-wheels starts (date to be determined based on TA availability).

Application here:

Thank you for your interest.


miRcore, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a forceful advocate in southeast Michigan for high school students’ innovative education in bioscience and awareness of genetic effects on health and in personalized medicine. Through our community outreach program, we have mentored high school students in computational biology, which integrates all fields of STEM, and in leadership since 2011. Every Saturday, we instruct students from 50 high schools in finding cures for real-life diseases by teaching computer programming, statistics, genomics, systems biology, and how to use these to analyze patient data with certain diseases/symptoms. We also support GIDAS (Genes in Diseases and Symptoms) chapters at their schools. We have a solid background teaching high school students in the area. We run summer programs for high school students on UM campus with co-sponsorship from the UM Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program