PRISM 2024 Concludes

Date: May 23, 2024 By:

Earlier this month, the 2024 Ragon PRISM Science Club concluded after eight weeks of providing high school students from underrepresented communities in the Greater Boston area a hands-on experience of scientific research. Pictured above are our 2024 students.

The program, launched in 2022, is a joint effort between the Ragon Institute, MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), and the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), housed at IMES. Each week features a different program related to scientific research, with a talk, discussion, and an activity facilitated by graduate students from IMES/HST and Ragon researchers.

Learn more here: https://ragoninstitute.org/community/education-outreach/

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