In our outreach activities...
We are teaming up with local high schools. In guest lectures and workshops we are introducing confocal microscopy and chemical genomics to a wider audience. In the last few years. we offered workshops to Woodland High School (WHS) students and teachers, during which the participants became familiar with the scientific method and our research program on endomembrane trafficking and chemical genomics.
Workshop participants performed basic experiments examining protein localization with confocal microscopy. This was followed up with a number of guest lectures and Q&A sessions about scientific research at on site at Woodland High.
Our outreach activities extended to guest lectures and demonstrations to the Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School, San Marin High School science fairs, local science venues and science communication forums.
We regularly host, within the framework of the Young Scholars Program, high school students during the summer for a research experience internship in which the students shadow experienced scientists and run their own mini projects.