"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 ~


-Winter 2021 classes begin Monday, January 3rd.  Students should contact one of the Life Sciences faculty to discuss course options and registration.

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 partnership with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Montana State University’s Health Education and Research Bus, known as HERB, made an appearance in St. Ignatius in August 2021.

The public visited displays outside HERB prior to a performance 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, discussed 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.