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World TB Day at Colorado State University


Location: Within 2 Hours

Event/Activity Description

World TB Day annually raises awareness about the infectious lung disease tuberculosis, which kills some 1.5 million people each year, mainly in developing countries. The global event marks Dr. Robert Koch’s discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the cause of TB on March 24, 1882. Koch was a German physician known as the founder of modern bacteriology; he won a Nobel Prize for his work. High-school students who visit CSU for World TB Day are immersed in the science of microbiology and its application to infectious disease. They gain an inside look at modern efforts to control TB through hands-on activities with investigators in the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories. The day is fascinating for students who want to pursue health, medicine, and STEM fields, and especially for juniors in the college search process.

Event/Activity Details

Target Populations:

High School Students

Program Type:

Stand-alone program

Instructional Delivery Methods:

Demonstration or simulation, Inquiry/hands-on, Lecture/talk/presentation, Mentoring

Participation Fees:

Free Program

Collaboration Opportunities

New members of the target population(s) can get involved / participate in the program.

CSU at National Western Center Theme:


More Information / Register

Primary Contact

Nicole Kruh-Garcia
Assistant Professor
Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology

Contact Information

(970) 491-5837
Email Nicole Kruh-Garcia

Learn More & Register for World TB Day at Colorado State University