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Standing, from left to right: Toriana Dabkowski (Panda lab), Jocelyn Ramirez (Lundblad lab), Hye-In "Sarah" Lee (du Lac lab) Seated, from left to right: Seung Mi "Lucy" Oh (Panda lab), Kate Chamberlain (Young lab), Catriona Lewis (Chory lab), Jane Ly (Evans lab), Miguel Espinosa (Chory lab), Chris Collins (Sharpee lab)

High school interns deliver 2012 Salk Summer Scholars program presentations

The Trustees room was filled with anticipation on August 9th as the students who took part in the Salk Summer Scholars program assembled to deliver their findings.

Enormously popular, the Salk Summer Scholars program offers select high school students from throughout San Diego the opportunity to become immersed in a research topic for eight weeks and experience the intellectual and collaborative spirit of scientific investigation at the Institute.

Interns spent the summer pursuing a full-time project under the mentorship of a Salk scientist, which allowed them to perform hands-on work in a laboratory and explore the possibility of a career in science. The students learned how to formulate and test hypotheses, prepare experiments and draw conclusions from their studies in addition to taking part in regular lab meetings and group discussions. The program culminated with participants presenting their research studies to their mentors, lab members and families.