Research classes from Udall visited the high school research lab on Feb. 26 to learn what high school research projects are all about. First, the younger scientists worked alongside high school research students to conduct a DNA extraction lab experiment, guided by teacher Mary Kroll. The high school students then shared poster presentations from their own research projects with the middle schoolers.
“I think that middle school students can benefit from seeing what opportunities we have at the high school for the sciences,” said senior Gabrielle Camillery, who presented her Advanced Research II project on how effective essential oils and other household products were in limiting the growth of e coli and other nuisance fungi. “Through this visit, they learned that they can really have a very hands-on experience at the high school and figure out what their passion is and what they want to do.”