Science at Stetson for 9th-12th graders

Ready for some lab work? This workshop is designed for high school students interested in studying science at the college level. In the course of the day, students will perform two college-level, hands-on labs and participate in group problem-solving activities. Discussions with professors and current students will also give students a feel for what it means to study science at the college level. They will work with two college professors, chat with current Stetson STEM students, sit down with local professionals, discuss potential STEM career paths, and see Stetson’s beautiful campus and science facilities. Stetson will provide lunch (though students are welcome to bring their own).

Note: These workshops will repeat the same lab experiments that professors Dye and Shannon did in our June 2022 Science Saturday workshop. 

About the Instructors

Matthew Shannon, PhD, is a biophysical chemist, who is interested in using spectroscopic methods, primarily Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, to study macromolecules at atomic resolution. His BS in chemistry was from the University of Pittsburgh. His PhD is in chemistry from Ohio State University.

Kristine Dye, PhD, is a virologist and molecular/cellular biologist who investigates viruses resulting in the development of disease and/or cancer. She has a strong belief that topics relating to biology, virology, immunology, evolution and cancer should be accessible and explored by everyone, rather than the few. 


Registration Information

On Stetson's DeLand Campus

Cost: $45 (includes lunch)

Scholarships available for those in financial need

High-schoolers 9th - 12th Graders

Date: June 10, 2023
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

June 10th Registration 9th-12th Graders

Payment in full is required at the time of registration to reserve your seat in this class.

Payments can be made online or over the phone.

For more information, please contact Stetson Young Scholars at
386-822-7091 or [email protected]