• Are you curious about your world?
  • Fascinated by genetics?
  • Intrigued by parasites, microbes and other tiny living things?
  • Captivated by animals and their behavior?
  • Interested in coding, modeling scientific relationships and 3D printing?

This summer, a group of 7th-9th grade girls will become research scientists in training at the Girls-in-Science Summer Research Experience at Fontbonne University.

These young scientists will be trained in experimental design and analysis, genetics and PCR, parasitology techniques, coding and model building, and animal behavior. We will also explore technology in the lab and 3D print some of our own lab equipment!

This is where urban wildlife meet people.

Who:  Girls who are entering 7th – 9th grade

Dates:  June 19 – 29 (Mon. – Thurs. only)

Times:  9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, Mo. 63105

Cost:  FREE

Note:  Travel scholarships and pre- and post-care are available for a limited number of researchers.


Thank you for your interest. This year’s Girls-in-Science camp has reached capacity.

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This camp is made possible through the generous financial support of the Monsanto Fund and Wells Fargo.


Contact Us

For more information, contact Kelly Lane-deGraaf, Ph.D., at or 314.889.1438