Chicago Public High School Students to Rub Shoulders with Scientists from Around the World

| September 20, 2013

ascpNearly 200 ninth grade Chicago Public Schools students will be immersed in real-life scientific learning at a gathering of 1,500 pathologists and laboratory professionals during theAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-21, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

ASCP will host students from Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy, a CPS charter school at 3663 S. Wabash Ave., to take part in ASCP’s “Building a Laboratory Workforce for the Future,” on Friday, Sept. 20 from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A group of ASCP Career Ambassadors, a program in partnership with Roche, will lead students in hands-on educational exercises, such as looking at cells under a microscope, building DNA, and learning about the human genome. The students will also mingle with some of the world’s most renowned medical laboratory experts.

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Category: Education, Medical Research, Pathology News

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