Biomedical Research Investigations

Sanford Research - Biomedical Research Investigation Students

Curious about what it’s like to be a laboratory scientist? The Biomedical Research Investigations Program offers middle and high school students an opportunity to engage with authentic scientific questions by performing a series of connected hands-on laboratory activities.

We will offer two workshops during the summer 2018. Participants must meet the minimum age by June 1, 2018 and do not need to have a Pavilion membership. Participants must be committed to participating for the entire workshop. Confirmation of acceptance and additional information regarding arrival and other details will be provided one month ahead of the scheduled workshop.

A $30 activity fee (which includes a Sanford PROMISE t-shirt) is due at the first session (checks payable to Sanford Research). Cancellations that do not occur one week in advance of the start of the workshop will be billed the $30 activity fee. Limited scholarships are available to students in need of financial assistance; please contact Tamara Ledeboer (at or 605.312.6590) for further information.

Sanford Research - Biomedical Research Investigations 

2018 Summer Biomedical Research Investigations Workshops:

DNA in Our Bodies
Middle School (Ages 10-14)
Monday, June 4th – Thursday, June 7th ~ 1:00pm-4:30pm
Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Explore cutting-edge biomedical techniques with Sanford Research. Participants will engage both mind and bodies in the exploration of DNA’s: organization, extraction, amplification, and visualization.

Stem Cells in Biomedical Research
High School (Ages 13+)
Tuesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 12th ~ 9:00am-3:00pm
Sanford PROMISE Community Lab, Sanford Research, 2301 E. 60th Street North, Sioux Falls, SD.

Explore how a cell’s destiny is forged through environmental and genetic stimuli. Through hands-on experience, learn how Sanford’s scientists use cells and stem cells in studying rare diseases, treatments for injuries, and more. There will be a workshop break each day for lunch, lunches are not provided, sack lunches recommended.

2018 Summer Biomedical Research Investigations Flyer

2018 Summer Biomedical Research Investigations Application