Weibel lab hosts high school students for week-long research workshop

Late last year Katie Brenner, a postdoctoral researcher in Doug Weibel‘s biochemistry lab, received a For Women in Science Fellowship award from L’Oreal USA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Last week, through her connection to this fellowship program, Brenner was able to host two promising young high school students from the East Coast in the lab. Autumn Greco from New York, New York and Jamese Mangum from Washington D.C. joined the Weibel lab for a full week-long workshop to learn about the basis of Brenner’s work and other aspects of biochemistry research. Their lab experiences and their time in Madison were covered on several social media outlets including Twitter and Periscope. To get an idea of what the week was like from the students’ perspective, check out Greco’s blog posts about her experiences: Day 1 & 2, Day 3 & 4 and Day 5.

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High school students Autumn Greco (left) and Jamese Mangum (right) in the lab.
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Katie Brenner (center) points out biochemical equations to Autumn Greco (far left) and Jamese Mangum (second from left).