LABS Series

LABS Series advances students’ intellectual curiosity and passion for STEM by exposing them to innovative research conducted by brilliant scientists in the field.


LABS (Learning Among Brilliant Scientists) students will gain access to new knowledge and be introduced to the skills needed to be a successful scientific researcher through workshops that include a lecture, seminar, and hands-on learning experience.


LABS Series develops the whole child by:

  • Engaging students in a unique educational experience to learn about a brilliant scientist’s current research work.
  • Promoting optimal challenge for students seeking opportunities to further their interests and passions in the STEM field.
  • Building a community of like-minded learners interested in STEM.

Next Lecture


Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
540 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA


Speaker: Dr. Susan E. Cohen, Ph.D

Topic: Circadian Rhythms in Genetics

Grade Level: 7th-10th

Program Fee: $60*

*Scholarships are available to qualified families in need.


We will explore the mechanisms of the circadian clock and how it impacts our daily lives. Moreover, we will explore how scientists use photosynthetic bacteria, known as cyanobacteria, to understand the mechanism of the circadian clock. We will go over how genetics, genetic engineering and DNA manipulation have been critical to the discovery of the genes that comprise the circadian clock and our understanding how the circadian clock functions.




Participants will be:

  • Current 7th-12th grade students
  • Passionate about learning
  • Interested in pursuing an advanced STEM research topic



When: Once a month

Duration: 2.5 hours

Where: IEA Learning Center, 540 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Cost: $50-$85*


*Scholarships are available to qualified families in need. Price subject to change based on number of lectures in series.


Questions? Contact us!