We develop and host hands-on workshops to expose young students to concepts in genetics and plant biology. Most recently, you may have seen us at MSU Family Science Day and Expanding Your Horizons at MSU. The Gallatin County YMCA middle-school campers also visited our lab and took a close-up view of plant development using microscopy.

Our work in the sciences revolves around introducing more women and under-represented minorities to science. Dr. Lachowiec previously volunteered at Expanding Your Horizons events, workshops to introduce middle school girls to science since 2005, in both Madison, WI and Seattle, WA. Dr. Lachoweic was also involved in the University of Michigan's Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science (FEMMES) Program as an Executive Board Member.