SQE Inspire Program

Mission Statement

The Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics, with the generous support of Kimberly Querrey and the late Louis Simpson, have established the SQE Inspire Program. The goals of this program are to expose and inspire students ranging from elementary school to high school to a variety of STEM careers and the academics that complement those careers. This program includes events such as field trips, science teacher development/continuing education, internships, workshops and other outreach opportunities that support providing an educational experience to students, teachers and schools, especially those from underrepresented communities. For more information please contact Laura Shilatifard or Brianna Monroe.

Recent Events

Visiting Professor Day!

Recent Field Trip to the all-girls high school, Our Lady of Tepeyac during Women's History Month.

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8th Grade STEM Field Trips

Students from St. Frances of Rome visited multiple labs for a STEM field trip.

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Students from the Academy of St. Benedict the African visited the Shilatifard lab for a STEM field trip.

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7th Grade STEM Field Trips

Students from the St. Symphorosa grade school visited the Shilatifard, Foltz, and Mendillo labs for several STEM field trips.

2022 Field Trip

2021 Field Trip

Lurie Children's Hospital Winter Toy Drive

Members of the BMG department donated toys and other items to the Lurie Children's Hospital.

Donation Information

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