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Pollen Power! campers and Andrew Leakey, Core Facilities 

Research funded by the National Science Foundation

This image, of a germinating grain of maize pollen, was captured by a team of middle school girls participating in the Institute for Genomic Biology Pollen Power! summer camp. The camp provides an opportunity for girls to study plant responses to climate change in the distant past and the coming century. Campers watched maize pollen germinate in real-time, and learned to use Core Facilities equipment to capture and display images like this one.