April 4, 2016
Girls Against Cancer! After several months of planning, KI researchers Rebecca Silberman (Amon Lab), Madeleine Oudin (Gerter Lab), and Jaime Cheah (HTS) debuted a new cancer research mini-course at the annual middle and high school STEM Expo presented by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Featuring colorful movies of cells dividing, slide-mounted samples of healthy and diseased tissue, and a wide range of pipetting tools, this interactive workshop invited participants to analyze data, examine the evidence for cancerous invasions, and race a robot to load multi-well plates for therapeutic screening. The day’s activities were well received by the scouts and are being adapted for a new activity offering in the KI’s ever-evolving student outreach program.