High School STEM Education

High School STEM Lesson Plans

High school students are guided by mentors and participate in research projects in IGSB labs. At the end of the program they write a final report about their experimental results and conclusions.


 

2011
Adrienne Chung, Whitney Young Magnet High School
Mentor: Zifeng Jiang, IGSB, University of Chicago
Title of Project: Emerging Pathogens: DNA Study at the Field Museum of Natural History

Hannah Koo, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Mentor: Adam Hammond, Biophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
Title of Project: The Effects of Cholesterol Level Manipulations in Model Lipid Bilayers

2012
Noah Hamlish, Whitney Young Magnet High School
Mentor: Jennier Moran, IGSB, University of Chicago
Title of Project: New Applications of Synthetic DNA Technology

2013- 2014
Fiona Kalensky, Whitney Young Magnet High School
Mentor: Chase Archer, IGSB, University of Chicago
Title of Project: Microwestern

Christine Lee, Whitney Young Magnet High School
Mentor: Zifeng Jiang, IGSB, University of Chicago
Title of Project: Host-Parasites

Nick Perez, Prosser Career Academy
Mentor: Sam Bettis, IGSB, University of Chicago
Title of Project: High Throughput Cell Screening

Madison Olmsted, Rio Americano High School
Mentor: Jennier Moran, IGSB, University of Chicago
Title of Project: Synthetic Biology and Gene Regulation

Jeong Jun Kim, Groton High School
Mentor: Grace Yu, IGSB, University of Chicago
Title of Project: Estrogen- Specific Early Response Transcription Factors in MCF-7 Cells

Nick Lai, Charles Wright Academy
Mentor: Lijia Ma, IGSB, University of Chicago
Title of Project: Binding Site Identification and Comparison Using ChIP-seq Data

Contact

Barry Aprison
Questions regarding the Institute's education and outreach programs should be addressed to:

Barry Aprison, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, BSCD
Education & Outreach Director, IGSB, CCSB, GGSB
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
Room 10114
The University of Chicago
900 E. 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

baprison@bsd.uchicago.edu
312-659-8848 c
773-834-2787 w