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Norte Vista Visit - Friday, March 28, 2014

by Stephen Snipes last modified Jul 19, 2014 12:49 AM

To inspire the next generation of scientists, Professor Reddy, his graduate students, and his undergraduate students visited Norte Vista High School to talk about the process of becoming a scientist and the research being undertaken at the University of California, Riverside. This outreach campaign is the first of 9 which will be undertaken during 2014. On Friday, March 28, 2014, Professor Reddy, Andy Snipes, Kevin Rodriguez, Ricardo Mirmoreno, Aaron DeVeries, and Taher Bhaijee spoke to over 100 students in Mrs. Borgelt’s 4 AP/IB Biology classes and 1 IB HL Biology class. First, Professor Reddy gave a brief introducing lecture on plant stem cells, covering his research in the lab, and overview of Plant Stem Cell Biology.

Norte Vista Reddy


Then our lab group broke into small groups with approximately 5-6 each. During this session, we answered any questions that the students had about research or college and told them our personal journeys into research. Then, we explained where we were from, what initially led us to science, and how we ended up at UCR. Finally, we talked about what research approach that we were doing.  



Andy Snipes is currently working on a project with protein- protein interactions, while Kevin is working on more on the biochemical aspect, and Aaron is using more biogenetic tools for his research. By exposing these students to a wide variety of research topics, we hope to foster interest, discussion, and future scientists in the growing fields of biology.       


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