"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science." ~ Albert Einstein ~


-Fall 2021 classes begin Monday, September 13th.  Students should contact one of the Life Sciences faculty to discuss course options and registration.

-In partnership with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Montana State University’s Health Education and Research Bus, known as HERB, will make an appearance prior to Shakespeare productions this summer in St. Ignatius.  HERB will be parked at Good Ole Days Park in St. Ignatius on Friday, Aug. 27. The public can visit displays outside HERB starting at 5 p.m., ahead of 6 p.m. performances of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  Researchers Clay Comstock (at Salish Kootenai College) and Dan Autenrieth and Julie Hart (at Montana Tech) along with their students, will be at the bus to share information on how to make do-it-yourself air cleaners to control wildfire smoke exposures and to talk about their wildfire smoke research.  The full announcement can be found here.

Congratulations to the SKC Life Sciences Graduates of 2021

All four seniors, Rachel Matt (left), Marietta Stringer (middle), Marshand Vasquez (right), and Danny Obrecht (not shown), are graduating with a BS in Life Sciences - Cell & Molecular Biology.

Rachel and Danny have both been accepted into the University of Montana - Skaggs School of Pharmacy starting in the fall, Marietta is taking some time to spend with family and plans to pursue an advanced degree in the near future, and Marshand has submitted his medical school applications.  The Life Sciences faculty wish them the best in their future endeavors.

SKC Life Sciences in Brief...

The Life Sciences program at SKC offers two- and four-year degrees in General and Life Sciences that are designed to teach students about how molecules interact within living cells, through the study of molecular and cellular biology and chemistry.

Active, hands-on research experience is an integral part of the Life Sciences program. This program offers competitive, paid laboratory internships, as well as academic credit for working in SKC's two research laboratories: The Environmental Health & Chemistry Laboratory, and the Cellular & Molecular Biology Laboratory.

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Community Outreach

In the beginning of August 2020, faculty and students from Montana State University, SKC Extension, and the SKC Life Sciences Program organized a community outreach effort to provide COVID-19 services to the migrant cherry orchard laborers on the Flathead reservation. 

The team of faculty and students provided free education materials in English and Spanish, free masks made by the Blackfeet Tribe, and free rapid antibody testing administered by an SKC nursing student. The outreach effort was covered by the Missoulian.