The students will have completed a seven-week commitment in the KEYS (Keep Engaging Youth in Science) Internship Program at the University. This is the sixth year of the program, and with this cohort of interns, more than 135 students will have completed KEYS internships and contributed to ongoing research projects across the UA. Among the interns are twin sisters, Saheba and Somya Bhatnagar, from Ahwatukee, Ariz. Of their experience, Somya says, “I like how you get to work with professional scientists...you get a lot more out of it.”
The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona mobilizes top researchers in five disciplines—agriculture, engineering, medicine, pharmacy and science—to find collaborative solutions to humanity’s most pressing health and environmental challenges. Since 2001, its multidisciplinary approach has been an international model of how to conduct collaborative research and has resulted in improved food crops, innovative diagnostic devices and promising new therapies. In addition, BIO5 is a leader in science education, outreach and training programs throughout Arizona. Learn more at www.BIO5.org.
Housed in the UA College of Pharmacy, SWEHSC is a collaborative interdisciplinary research center that actively is investigating the effects of environmental agents on human health. The center also provides community outreach and education related to how exposures to environmental agents (and other stresses) contribute to human disease. Please visit the SWEHSC website for more information.