Participation in the Mayo Clinic Celebration of Research is by invitation from the event coordinators.

The Celebration of Research is an event that introduces students to the discoveries and processes of biomedical research at a world-class medical institution.

The day begins with a keynote address by one of Mayo Clinic's top researchers. Then students participate in engaging tours and hands-on activities in research settings.

An overwhelming majority of science teachers, students and Mayo Clinic staff who have participated in previous years have rated the program to be an excellent experience, providing a unique behind the scenes look into biomedical research and laboratory science.

The invitation to participate is extended to high school students in grades 9-12 and select 8th grade students in the hope of inspiring research interest in students. Because students in this age range are at different stages of academic planning, teachers are encouraged to select a diversity of students in grade level, academic achievement and interest.

Biomedical research and laboratory science cover many different aspects including biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, and this day will be engaging for a variety of students.

Those participating need to sign and return the media release form.

Please contact the event coordinators if you have questions about participating in this event.