Every Spring and Fall semester since 2005, Hunter-HHMI brings about 9 sophomores from Manhattan Hunter Science High School to Hunter College for a semester long after-school RTF workshop. The workshop provides training on how to use basic lab tools and equipments such as pipette, micropipette, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, etc. Students also learn basic lab techniques such as making a solution, dilution, and running the gel. On campus, students get a chance to explore college life style, and interact with college students and professors. At the end of the workshop, students give a PowerPoint presentation of a modern biomedical research technique to the students and faculty in the deparment of biological sciences in Hunter. The main purpose of the workshop is to prepare students with their lab techniques so that they can enter a "real" research laboratory with confidence. Each summer, we select 5 best students to work in a Hunter's faculty lab. (see Summer Research Internship for details).
Description: Students with their assigned PowerPoint topics. * denotes the summer interns.