Introducing Sasha Soto- a senior from Desert Vista High School that will be attending ASU in the fall. Sasha has earned our $40,000 A-UBET Scholarship through her outstanding achievements and dedication to the future of the USDA. A biography of Sasha is coming soon on the “Accomplishments” page of this site. Congratulations Sasha!
Yesterday we had a wonderful visit to the ALARC and MAC labs in Maricopa, AZ to introduce our 2013 summer interns to the scientists that they will be working with. They also got to see their labs for the first time and tour the facilities. It was exciting to get a sneak peek of what the summer has in store for these bright kids!
Last night we were thrilled to host seven students from Desert Vista High School for our very first South Mountain Community College Science Fair. The event was a great success and we look forward to growing the fair in the coming years! The students’ projects were wonderful and we wish them all luck at AZSEF!
Last Thursday and Friday we were privileged to judge the Mesa High School science fair and on the 7th of February we we are thrilled to judge at the Red Mountain High School science fair! It was wonderful to see the hard work of these bright young scientists and we wish them all luck in their upcoming competitions at the district level and AZSEF!
Last night we held our yearly “Science Night” at Corona del Sol High School. Dr. Sian Proctor gave an exciting lecture on all of the great things that science has led to in her life. Students were also able to tour the classrooms of Mr. Doyle, Ms. Chapman and Mr. Morgan to see and try chemistry and biology experiments.
This weekend we held our second fall workshop for this year, Plant Tissue Culturing. Our first fall workshop was on Bioinformatics. Both workshops were held in conjunction with Mesa Biotechnology Academy and were both fun and informational! If you missed out this semester, make sure you join us next semester! Our first workshop will be on Western Blotting and will be January 26th.
Our summer 2012 Arid Lands Agricultural Research Center Interns present their research and what they learned from the experience.
At the end of July SMCC hosted a poster presentation of the nine interns that were sponsored by the AUBET grant to research at the Arid Lands Agricultural Research Center for 8 weeks this summer. We had a great turnout and all of the interns did an amazing job explaining the research that they had contributed to over the summer. Pictured below is Kendrick Chaney from Desert Vista High School. For more pictures visit our facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/BiotechDE
From Tuesday, May 29th to Sunday, June 3rd we were at the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, TX for this year’s grant meeting. A fun twist this year was that we were required to take two students! Joining Ms. Jennett were Pollette Avila of Carl Hayden High School and Dannialle LeRoy of Mountain Pointe High School. We enjoyed several days of interested research posters, engaging lectures and capped it off with a field trip to the UTPA Coastal Studies Lab on South Padre Island! It was an exciting learning experience and opened up a world of possibilities for our student ambassadors!