The iLab was developed as an additional resource and training laboratory for schools in our community and hosts student groups - from middle school to college - throughout the year.
- Schedule a field trip in which Ochsner employees instruct students on lab technique and genetic theory
- Reserve space to teach your own curriculum
- Use the iLab as an extension to the resources you already have
The Bubble Gum Mystery
Thanks to the generous gift of $5,000 awarded to Academic Outreach from Cox Charities we were able to extend our iLab outreach efforts. Dr. Jawed Alam, Outreach Scientific Director, developed a forensic experiment for students that teaches students about DNA and how to work with professional laboratory equipment, properly use a pipette, run DNA samples on a gel, and look deeper into investigative science.
This field trip is free of charge and can accommodate classes as large as 32 students.
What are teachers saying?
“The students raved over the experience. They enjoyed the hands-on lab activities. It was a great review for the concepts taught in class. I highly recommend this field trip to other life science or biology teachers."
– Leslie Nick, Meisler Middle School
“Your program gave the students the opportunity to see how science really works! The staff did an excellent job. They were kind, informative, helpful, and very supportive."
– Jim Klein, St. Edward the Confessor School
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