WHO: Twenty-one high-achieving high school and university undergraduate students selected as 2012 James Graham Brown Cancer Center Summer Research Interns at the University of Louisville: 13 from Louisville, Ky., three from Prospect, Ky., and one each from Crestwood, Ky., Goshen, Ky., New Albany, Ind., Pleasantville, N.Y., and Hockessin, Del.
They come from Louisville area high schools Ballard, duPont Manual, Kentucky Country Day, North Oldham, South Oldham, St. Francis, St. Xavier and Trinity; New Albany High School, Indiana; Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware; and the University of Louisville, Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
WHAT: The Summer Research Intern Poster Session, giving the interns an opportunity to present their research at the culmination of their internships. Since mid-June, each intern has been working with a faculty mentor in the mentor’s laboratory. The poster session is conducted the same way as those sponsored by professional scientific societies, giving the interns hands-on experience in presenting research results.
WHEN: 1:15-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2
WHERE: Clinical and Translational Research Building Lobby
UofL Health Sciences Center/Downtown Campus
South Hancock at East Muhammad Ali Boulevard
WHY: The Annual James Graham Brown Cancer Center Summer Research Internship Program provides high school and college students hands-on scientific experience. Participants commit a minimum of 20 hours per week for eight weeks and, in return, get a feel for biomedical research and experience it as a junior researcher would experience it. They gain actual experience working in a laboratory with research scientists and presenting their work in the poster session. They also are invited back in the fall to present their work at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s Annual Research Retreat and at Research!Louisville, an annual meeting highlighting research at the University of Louisville.
NOTE: The list of participants follows.
2012 James Graham Brown Cancer Center Summer Research Interns
Eric Engelbrecht, sophomore, Pleasantville, N.Y.
University of Louisville:
Chelsea Rennirt, freshman, Louisville, Ky.
Christopher Cappiello, freshman, Louisville, Ky.
High School Participants
Ballard High School:
Hiba Abbas, 10th grade, Prospect, Ky.
Charter School of Delaware:
Isaac Solo Chien, 11th grade, Hockessin, Del.
duPont Manual High School:
Caleb Bridgewater, 9th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Maggie Yanting Chang, 12th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Allen Jiang, 9th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Nicholas Cary Siow, 12th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Jingjing Xiao, 10th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Wenyuan “Ren” Yin, 12th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Kentucky Country Day School:
Meghan Hyman, 10th grade, Prospect, Ky.
Sophia Mahmood, 12th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Laura Hornback, 11th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Danielle Jing, 10th grade, Louisville, Ky.
New Albany High School:
Kaylind Batey, 11th grade, New Albany, Ind.
North Oldham High School:
Lindsey Wattley, 11th grade, Prospect, Ky.
South Oldham High School:
Brianna McColl, 11th grade, Crestwood, Ky.
St. Francis High School:
Kinsey Morrison, 10th grade, Goshen, Ky.
St. Xavier High School:
Jacob Edward Hoerter, 12th grade, Louisville, Ky.
Trinity High School:
Jacob Mattingly, 12th grade, Louisville, Ky.
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