NSF Engineering Biology Internship

The Laplante lab was thrilled to be one of three labs at NCSU to host a 6-week
internship in Engineering Biology this summer! The NSF-funded internship brought
together a team of one high school student, one undergraduate student, and one
high school teacher for the purposes of education through experience and outreach.
In fact, our internship group developed their own outreach activity to demonstrate
basic microscopic principles and scheduled several sessions at a local community
center with the expectation to teach around 30 students.
Our terrific team was composed of Jalen Faison, Israa Amer, and Emily Simpson and
were mentored by Dr. Laplante, Blake, Jessica, and Logan. The group covered
techniques involving DNA manipulation, tissue culture, and both confocal and super
resolution microscopy with their work being showcased as a poster in the summer
undergraduate research symposium.

Thanks to all involved for a wonderful, enriching academic experience!