Bioscience

Phoenix high school students help discover solutions

August 4, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Biodesign Institute at ASU] — Putting their brains to the test, more than 20 high school students worked alongside Biodesign Institute scientists as part of a summer high school internship at Arizona State University.

Students from 13 Phoenix-area high schools worked on research projects that address pressing societal problems, ranging from decontamination of groundwater to building nanostructures for diagnostics and working on cures for infectious diseases and cancer. The daily exposure to the large research teams and world-class facilities of the institute gave the students an in-depth introduction to the career of a research scientist.

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