High School Summer College Tour 2012 Outreach Program

IGERT trainees Shalini Saxena, Jenna Wilson and Josh Zimmermann participated in the Summer College Tour 2012 where they gave lab demonstrations on imaging and processing stem cells.
The participating high schools include the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy and the B.E.S.T. Academy. These Atlanta high school students were given an introduction to bioengineering at Georgia Tech followed by lab tours and demonstrations. In the Platt laboratory, students learned about cancer metastasis and bone disorders in sickle cell disease. In the McDevitt laboratory, students were shown how to use modern technology to optimize stem cell studies. In the Nerem laboratory, students learned about the biomechanics and fluid flow in arteries undergoing atherosclerosis.