UC Davis Department of Plant Biology and the UC Davis Genome Center
A 2-Day event for 17 High School students from the Sacramento Area
Our major goal was to promote secondary STEM education and careers in communities with few opportunities for advanced STEM education. Students were able to learn basic science concepts by participating in hands-on scientific activities, interact with scientists from diverse backgrounds at UC Davis, and explore biotechnology companies around the area.
EAOP is a publicly funded organization that works with the lowest performing schools in the Sacramento and Yolo county. They organize academic outreach programs to support students in their journey to college. EAOP helped us connect with students who were potentially interested in participating in the event. They managed the logistics regarding working with minors. Maryam Irfan and two other EAOP staff helped set up the event and assisted with student supervision.