Research Seminar Program

Schmahl Science Workshops is pleased to offer our research seminar series.   This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to build on an interest in research and/or engineering and develop skills, knowledge and analytics critical to success.

The student will pursue a topic (or topics) of his/her own interest in a real lab situation, paired with a scientist/engineer mentor who has experience in the chosen research field.  The seminar includes training in lab safety, literature search, lab notebook documentation and, as needed, lab techniques and data analysis.  Seminar participants will also benefit from contextual and historical perspective on the development of the specific scientific concepts and the forward looking relevance to ongoing exploration and research.

By pursuing multiple, well defined investigations, students will have the chance to explore their interests and learn about the subject matter area as well as what it is like to perform the procedures and protocols associated with investigation of the topic.    Seminars are one-to-one pairing of student and mentor and are scheduled individually per the student and mentor availability.

Seminar Research allows the student to explore different possible research areas before choosing a course of individual research.   A seminar consists of 5 meetings where each meeting is 2 hours long.   During these 10 hours of the seminar, students will have the opportunity to perform many hands-on lab tasks while learning the underlying science principals and importance of the techniques in broader investigations.    The meetings are one-on-one with a mentor, scheduled at a mutually convenient time for student and mentor. 

Thermodynamics - Heat transfer
Thermodynamics - Heat transfer

Immediately Available topics


  • Microbiology - Antibiotic Sensitivity

Molecular Biology

  • Recombinant DNA
  • Protein Purification
  • PCR


  • Organisms for Biological Study
  • Daphnia Bioassay
  • Brine Shrimp Toxicology
  • Fruit Fly Genetics
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Neurobiology
  • Human Body Anatomy and Physiology


  • General Chemistry
  • Titration
  • Intro to Organic Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics of Heat Transfer

Earth Science

  • Astronomy
  • Exoplanet

Physics / Technology

  • Circuits / Arduino
  • Arduino Practical
  • Mechanics of Motion
  • Resonance
  • Wireless Communications

Multi - Discipline

  • Molecules of Life
  • Graphical Representation of Scientific Observations

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