Our group actively participates in educational outreach activities
for high school students.
- Summer research program for high school students
So far, our lab has accepted a total of 10 high
school students for a summer research internship (1 student per summer).
We let them take part in our interdisciplinary research under
supervision of the lab members. It is our pleasure to
see motivated high school students do well in the summer research
despite their lack of experience. In fact, two of the high school students
even obtained a co-authorship of our publications. High school students who are interested should contact Prof. Iwahara by the end of February for information on how to apply for the summer research internship.
- Tour of the NMR facility for high school students
In the past,
our group gave tours of the UTMB's NMR facilities to high school
students participating in STEM activities in conjunction with UTMB's Office of Educational Outreach. The huge
magnets for biological investigations at the molecular and atomic levels are at least intriguing. In the tours, we explained NMR fundamentals,
demonstrated a simple NMR experiment, introduced our research, and answered
questions from the high school students. Our hope is that the
demonstration could help propel high school students' interests in
interdisciplinary science and encourage them to pursue it in the future.