The Discovery Program 2018 is a transformational course designed for undergraduate students. Αn undergraduate level professional development program was organized in Greece from May 2-17, 2018 by Chatham University and the FAME Laboratory of the University of Thessaly. The 2018 Discovery Program curriculum included a range of biological disciplines (environmental physiology, exercise biochemistry, and molecular biology) as well as several personal and professional development topics (embracing chaos and failure, creating habits, adapting to new personal and professional environments).

Through the exchange of ideas and experiences with renowned scientists, the 2018 Discovery Program aimed to:

• provide practical experiences in a lab setting focused on either environmental physiology, exercise biochemistry, or molecular biology;

• provide personal and professional development activities that transcend conventional education;

• explore Greece and experience the Greek culture.