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South High Students to Explore Biotech at WPI

Monday, May 25, 2015

 

Students from South High School in Worcester will experiencing biotech hands-on and in-the-field at WPI on Tuesday.

Along with students from Central High School in Springfield and Hampshire Regional High, South High students will learn about careers in biotechnology at Biotech Futures at WPI. The event features scientist speakers, science demonstrations and labratory visitis. Students participating will also learn about STEM and biotech through hands-on experiences.

Teachers from South and other particpating schools will take part in a professional development session at WPI's STEM Education Center. The session will engage teachers in STEM challenge and will give the teachers the chance to meet with WPI faculty and learn about their research.

Students will participate in a variety of lab projects during the day:

  •  From Genes to Proteins – Deciphering cells and discovering therapeutics
  • Where’s That Flower – Functional neurobiology in pollinator minibrains
  • A Light in the Darkness – Understanding enzyme kinetics in biological systems
  • Karyotype of Human Cells

Earlier this month, students from Worcester Technical High School took part in Biotech Futures. Altogether, 200 students across the state will benefit from the event at WPI.

The event runs from 8 AM to 12 PM.

 

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