Redefining the Classroom

High school biology students go molecular

Posted: April 15th, 2014

MINDING THEIR PCRs – Sault high school students Jason Nichols (l) and Jason Kallio simulate ways to amplify or duplicate DNA strands using a technique called polymerase chain reaction. Advanced-placement biology students worked with Lake Superior State University biology and chemistry faculty for most of the day on April 11, doing stuff like pGLO bacterial transformation and preparing gels for electrophoresis. Cooperative learning days like these extend from the sciences into business and the arts, and highlight a close working relationship both schools have enjoyed for decades. Contact the LSSU admissions office if your school would like to schedule a field day at Lake State. (LSSU/Tasha Cook)

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