High School Students, Undergraduates, and Teachers

JAX's programs for high school and undergraduate students and teachers predate the founding of the Jackson Laboratory by six years. Along with our flagship Summer Student Program, JAX offers opportunities for academic year research, teacher professional development and the Maine State Science Fair.

 See our Online Teaching and Learning Resources Page for online teaching content. You will find STEM resources for high school teachers and their students in grades 8-12.

Our programs

Summer Student Program

A ten-week summer research fellowship in mammalian genetics and genomics, in a JAX faculty research lab.




Teaching the Genome Generation

Teaching the Genome Generation™ includes high school teacher professional development and academic year support of innovative lessons in genetics, genomics, and personalized medicine.


Maine State Science Fair

The Maine State Science Fair is a science and engineering competition for Maine public, private, and home schooled high school students, awarding college scholarships and STEM experiences.


JAX College Scholarship Program

A $10,000 college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in CT, ME, or Sacramento County, CA.



Student presenting research data

Academic Year Research

A limited number of academic year research opportunities are available at the Maine and Connecticut campuses. Interested students may apply online.


Connecticut High School Open House

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine holds an open house event twice per year. The event is open to parents, educators, and students in grades 9-12 to learn all about the exciting science that is happening at our institute.

Maine High School Open House

The Maine High School Open House, offered once per year, provides students an opportunity to learn about JAX research and careers in biomedicine.





Daniela Perry, Summer Student Class of 2015



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