The fifth 2014 WSSP academic year Follow Up meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015 beginning at 3:45 PM. We'll begin in Room 1001 of the Waksman Institute on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. At this meeting we'll hear from Teams of 2014 WSSP Scholars who have worked with us during the past month to create Protein Models based on DNA clones from the 2014 WSSP research project, that were studied during the academic year at their school.
The Waksman Student Scholars Program (WSSP) provides opportunities for high school students and their teachers to conduct an authentic research project in molecular biology and bioinformatics and publish their findings. This is a year-long program that begins each year with summer Institutes for teachers and one or two of their students. It continues back at each high school during the academic year, when more students can become involved in the research project. In the course of these studies, students, teachers, and research scientists work together on a genuine research problem. By actually doing science, students gain an understanding of how science operates and are encouraged to continue their education and careers in a science discipline. A video of an overview of the WSSP can be found here.