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Dewey Academy high school students talk science with Center trainees

March 8, 2013

Our Center worked with high school science teacher, Stephen Wakulchik, to organize a field trip to UCSF for students currently enrolled in physics or biology courses at Dewey Academy.

Stephen worked at UCSF last summer as part of our iGEM program. Nine students traveled to UCSF and participated in interactive tours of the campus, including the UCSF 3D Structural Visualization Center and the UCSF Lung Biology Center. Dewey Academy in Oakland, CA, serves students who are not on track to obtain a high school diploma at a traditional school such that they may earn their degree and continue their education at vocational, technical, or other colleges. The school serves approximately 250 students in grades 9-12, with 90% identifying as underrepresented minorities. The visit concluded with a lunch hosted by Center graduate students and postdocs, where the Dewey Academy students had an opportunity to learn about life as an academic scientist and to hear about other research areas at UCSF.

Photos from the event