Do research. Conduct lab procedures and collect findings for pay or credit in an on-campus laboratory. You might help identify cattle management practices that keep E. coli 0157:H7 out of food, develop reactors for microbial degradation of TNT, or study how the composition of microbes in the human intestine influences a person’s susceptibility to disease.
Life Sciences Club: Teach lab techniques to school children, learn about internships and meet experts in the field. Take trips to biotech companies, laboratories, breweries, wineries, research centers and hot springs.
Pre-vet Club: Meet other students planning for vet school and volunteer at a horse sanctuary
University of Idaho Environmental Club: See what you and others can do to live more sustainably.
Intern. Get practical work experiences in environments such as these:
- Dairy: Learn how packaging prevents microbial growth.
- Pharmaceutical company: Analyze how a vaccine affects microbial pathogens.
- Environmental Protection Agency: Study the effects of fungi on plant health.
Study abroad. Deepen your understanding of your major —and the world—in countries like these:
- Spain: Take science classes in Spanish.
- Switzerland: Observe a different health care system.
- Mexico: Study how disease is managed in rural villages.
Volunteer. Give back and gain new experiences. Assist hospital medical staff as they care for patients. Treat sick pets at a veterinary clinic. Work at a clinic in a developing country.