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Innovators of the Future: Youth Science Module

Education Grant Recipient: Anna Wirta Kosobuski, EdD

Grant Period: 2016-2017

Award Value: $3,962

Site: University of Minnesota: Duluth

See Poster on Program Outcome

See Wirta's Final Report

Project Summary:

Innovators of the Future: Youth Science Program is part of a comprehensive pipeline that encourages Native Americans to pursue science, research, and regenerative medicine careers. This program provides Native American 7th-12th grade youth a 4-hr block of science and regenerative medicine classroom and hands-on lab activities during Center of American Indian and Minority Health on-campus residential summer programs at the U of MN Medical School Duluth. The program also includes science, research, and regenerative medicine outreach to Native American students in the Duluth Public Schools.

Cell Biology activity for Youth Science Program.

Collecting cells to study begins with a simple cheek swab.

Students swabbing for cell samples

Cells are carefully stored in a tube or placed on a slide.

Cells are carefully placed on a slide.

And students can study the primary building block of life...cells.

Cells are examined under a microscope