PRISM Week 8 is a Wrap!

Date: May 3, 2022 By: Emily Makowski

Last Saturday, April 30, was the eighth week of this year’s PRISM Science Club. High school students learned about the importance of diagnostic tools and used gel electrophoresis kits from miniPCR bio to test for a fictional virus. Ragon Institute Director Dr. Bruce Walker also gave a surprise visit and talk!

This marks the final week of this year’s PRISM. Thank you to MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), housed at IMES, for co-facilitating this program with us. We hosted 21 wonderful high school students this year who learned more about T cell immunology, cardiac devices, single cell analysis, gene editing, and more.

Are you a high school student or teacher interested in learning more about next year’s PRISM? Contact the Ragon Institute’s Education and Outreach Director, Don Pinkerton (dpinkerton@mgh.harvard.edu).

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