Cathy and Andrea recently participated in the MASS program through Scripps Academy (http://www.scrippscollege.edu/academy/math-and-science-scholars). This program is designed to connect high school girls with faculty at the Claremont Colleges. Faculty work closely with students on a research project, with a final culmination in a research presentation.
Students travelled from high schools in Los Angeles to Claremont on four Saturdays during the fall. They were trained in DNA extraction, PCR amplification, Gel Electrophoresis, DNA alignment and Phylogenetic Analysis. The students also learned a bit about deep-sea corals! It was a fun experience, and we look forward to participating in the program again next year~
UCE Project Team
All things Anthozoa, Evolution and Ecology
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