TUCSON, Ariz. – Twenty-four exceptional Arizona high school students who spent their summer in University of Arizona labs will present their research at a poster session Friday, July 15, 10 a.m. to noon, at the BIO5 Institute on the UA’s Arizona Health Sciences Center campus.
The students are completing six weeks in the KEYS (Keep Engaging Youth in Science) Internship Program at the University. This is the fifth year the UA has run the program; with this cohort of interns, more than 100 students will have completed the program.
The “unofficial 100th student,” Carlos Ramirez, said, “I really enjoy my time in the lab where I can put into place the knowledge I acquired in my biotech courses. The real-world applications provided through this program make it a successful experience.” (A story about Ramirez’ KEYS experience accompanies this news release.)
One of the first students to go through KEYS, in 2007, was Kim Tham, currently a junior studying biosystems engineering at the UA. “KEYS introduced me to science in ways I had never imagined for myself,” Tham said. “From experimental design to publishing in scientific journals, I began to understand the possibilities and rewards for pursuing a degree in science.”