HSCRB recently welcomed a group of high school students to tour our Cambridge campus. The students are interns with The Pathway Initiative, a Boston-based science education nonprofit that aims to widen access to careers in life sciences and medicine for talented and motivated underrepresented students.
The tour began with an introduction from Bill Anderson, HSCRB Director of Education, who provided an overview of the department and our educational programs. The student then had the opportunity to tour the Macklis, Wagers, and Buenrostro labs as well as the Flow Cytometry Core. For the interns, this was their first time experiencing a scientific lab in-person.
The tour wrapped up with a Q&A session with Amy Wagers, Jeff Macklis, Jason Buenrostro, and undergraduate students and scientists who support the labs. The interns had an opportunity to ask questions about careers in STEM and learn firsthand from the researchers.