"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 ~

Announcements:

-Fall 2022 classes begin Monday, September 12th. Students should contact one of the Life Sciences faculty to discuss course options and registration.

Congratulations to the SKC Life Sciences Graduates of 2022

Three seniors, Courtney Stinger (left), Maranda Crandall (middle left), and Caitlyn Farris (middle right) are graduating with a BS in Life Sciences - Cell & Molecular Biology.  Two seniors, Niche Brown (right) and Nabreekka Cox (not shown)are graduating with a BS in Life Sciences - Environmental Health.

Niche has been accepted into the PhD Toxicology Program at University of Montana starting in the fall, Courtney is interested in pursing a research position, Maranda and Caitlyn are taking some time to prep for medical school.  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.

What Our Students
are Working On?

Life Sciences Students

Community Outreach

SKC students from the Life Sciences (Niche Brown [pictured right] and Anna Celeste Brown Russell) and Forestry (Jason Clairmont) discussed their research efforts, on mitigating smoke and heavy metal toxin after wildfire, as part of the Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2022.

The event “Elevating Indigenous Perspectives for Regeneration and Resilience” was hosted by CSKT, University of Montana, and Salish Kootenai College. Other climate change topics discussed included: mental health, protecting ecosystems, sustainable diets, and environmental/human health.