University program seeks to connect small-town students with potential science careers
When University of Wisconsin researchers study stem cells, they typically seek to create skin and organs. This summer, their goal was to create scientists.
Some 22 small-town high school students and teachers joined UW-Madison students and researchers this month in donning lab coats and blue plastic gloves to experiment with live human stem cells, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
The four-day camp on campus hosted by the Morgridge Institute for Research was part of a program that encourages science careers and aims to give rural students chances they wouldn’t ordinarily get.
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