High school students have been presented with a unique opportunity to participate in a diverse array of STEM programs at Stony Brook University’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education.
Now in its second year, the program takes place after school and is taught by Stony Brook faculty and staff. A total of 42 students are enrolled this year, after submitting applications.
Since Nov. 13, the students have been receiving instruction on water quality testing using the power of biotechnology. During labs, they are actively engaged in a PCR-based detection of waterborne microorganisms, which involves the amplification of DNA.
High school teacher and program advisor Jonathan Maletta said the workshops, which end on Dec. 11, are teaching students about an important tool used to safeguard human health and the environment in general.
In the spring, the students will have the chance to take a new set of workshops through the program, including one on biostatistics.
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to read an article written by Mr. Maletta.