GEAR UP program
The Salk Institute was the site of a special field trip on Friday, July 20, for nearly 70 middle school students from Palomar College's GEAR UP program. The young people learned about basic research, discoveries at the Salk and the path it takes to become a scientist. For many of them, it was their first time visiting a biological research institute.
The GEAR UP program is dedicated to enhancing a college going culture by improving academic performance, increasing high school graduation rates and giving students opportunities to learn and explore new career fields, such as science.