With a passion for science and a desire to teach future generations, Alia Qatarneh, program coordinator for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard and the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) in Massachusetts, is remixing the way high school students...
Although most students in June are looking forward to getting through final exams and beginning their summer vacations, three juniors at Stoneham High School have been busy pursuing new scientific frontiers with the help of Harvard University’s Life Science Outreach Program.
Two dozen high school seniors from the Boston area gathered in lab in the Science Center Tuesday morning, eagerly donning gloves and goggles as they prepared to perform a three-hour long lab on polymerase chain reactions and gel electrophoresis.
According to Alia Qatarneh, Research Assistant for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard University, experiential learning in high school science classrooms has been continuously advancing, with more students engaging in complex procedures.
High school students from Chelsea tried their hands at a little genetic engineering last Thursday, in a lab exercise at Harvard’s Science Center that first coaxed bacteria to produce a red fluorescent protein, and then harvested the material.