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Outreach activity with Mahomet Seymour Junior High School Science Club students


Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School Science Club




The IGB core hosted an outreach activity for MSJHS Science Club afterschool activity. The science club students (around 20) were bused to IGB on Saturday, January 21, 2012. They first attended an hour lecture by Prof. Andrew Leakey, IGB-Genomic ecology of environment change on Climate change and Global warming at the IGB lecture hall. Then they went to the state of the art IGB core facilities where they had an extended tour of what kind of research the graduate and postdoctoral fellows across the campus are performed using IGB core facility equipments. They have also got a quick peek in to the newly installed NMR-600 system and gone through the sophisticated software suite to perform 3D image analysis. A week after the same students returned to IGB to visit Prof. Bruce Fouke, Geology-Biocomplexity theme to witness how the climate change could affect coral reefs, studying roman aqueduct and how the IGB core facilities microscopes and systems aid in accomplishing these goals for all UIUC researchers in the campus.