“A critical key to our future prosperity lies in the quality of U.S. science education – from kindergarten to postgraduate training. Thinking freshly and creatively about the most effective ways to convey to students the fascinating properties of the natural world is not simply crucial to our future, but I predict that it will make our teaching a great deal more satisfying in the long run.”

Shirley Tilghman, President of the University, Emeritus, Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs

QUEST institutes have been held each summer for over 30 years and are designed to enhance teachers' knowledge of science and mathematics through laboratory experiments and experiences aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. The program is co-taught by current researchers and teachers to support the development of teachers’ skills to apply science/math content knowledge in their classroom and increases teachers’ enthusiasm, knowledge and confidence in teaching science and math.