Talented high school students conduct research at Clemson

By Diane Palmer

Photo courtesy of SC Life Thirty-one rising high school seniors spent six weeks at Clemson this summer in a research program for academically talented students. Sponsored by SC Life, the program encourages students to pursue careers in science, mathematics or technology. 

Each student worked with a faculty mentor to conduct original research in biological sciences; entomology, soils and plant sciences; genetics and biochemistry; chemistry; physics; and engineering. Twenty-three students were from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and eight from high schools around the state.

At the end of the program, the students presented their findings in a poster session. They will also present at the S. C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Research Colloquium in February and the S.C. Junior Academy of Sciences in March.

A $5.4 million award from Howard Hughes Medical Institute funds SC Life, which provides life sciences education for middle and high school students and teachers.

For information: Cora Allard, 864-656-0721, callara@clemson.edu